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"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.

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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.


  2. "Great learning from some of the best professionals in industry"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of industry's best professionals work here and are open to share their knowledge and experience. Best place to sharpen your skills.

    Cons

    Very competitive.. not great if you are unwilling to work hard.


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