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"Great place to work provided you have a good role and department"

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Former Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Smart, driven colleagues, near limitless resources, ideal work environment, excellent work/life balance, international work opportunities, opportunities for growth (more intellectual than career)

Cons

The vast majority of the people who made Google what it is today have move on and in many cases have been replaced by cookie-cutter MBA types, ex Microsoft employees and management consultants. This combined with Google's massive growth (18k employees in Mountain View alone) has made it less of the agile innovator it once was but rather a techno-advertising behemoth.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Nerdvana"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding technical environment. Lots of talented and super smart contributors. The perks are really nice: food, guest talks. 20% time for engineers to invent what they really care about. The company is trying real hard to do good for society and promote a progressive agenda.

    Cons

    The culture rewards the top performers. It favors young professionals who just graduated and have tons of time to dedicate to work. It is much more difficult for experienced contributors who have constraints outside the office: family, hobbies, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to recognize the contributions of those who work smarter, not just harder. And find a way to let those who cannot work 80 hrs/wk still feel like they can have a meaningful and recognized contribution.


  2. "Great Experience..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Perks! Very cool company, name recognition. Pride in working for the good guys. Work with the best and brightest.

    Cons

    Sales org has too many internal processes, structure, best practices... meetings about meetings, politics, ever changing sales org, limited autonomy/flexibility.

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