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"This is the best company I have worked for."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great place to work.
Compensations and benefits are very generous.
Interesting projects to work on.
Easy to change groups, at least in engineering.
Easy to relocate to a new office if you find projects related to your interest there.
Get to work with some really smart people.

Cons

Has become a LARGE company but still tries to act as if it were a nimble startup.
Promotion has become more about networking than anything else.
Getting harder to get promoted.

Advice to Management

- Promotion process is broken and needs fixing.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Management really cares about team members

    Cons

    Driving aroung LA is not fun


  2. "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
    Recommends
    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    The vast majority of the people who made Google what it is today have move on and in many cases have been replaced by cookie-cutter MBA types, ex Microsoft employees and management consultants.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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