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"Initial team assignment will make or break you"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Pay, benefits, prestige. Could be worth a try.

Cons

Company growing too big, still hard to move around regardless.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (5)

    "It's not you're older brother's Google anymore"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Mountain View, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Compensation and Benefits. Most peers were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Flexibility and openness have taken a nose dive as the company became larger and more compartmentalized.

    No one wants you to work on "the world's most interesting problems" no matter what their employment ads say.

    20% time has become a myth. No one wants you working on their projects, or on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Stop dividing the company, hiding behind locked doors, and touting opportunities which no longer exist


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Google demands high-quality work with minimal training ("like drinking from a firehose"), but great, people and support!"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Because one is consistently surrounded by highly intelligent people, I found that there is more than ample opportunity to learn something new & exciting each day.

    Cons

    Though it may seem shiny and perfect from the outside, my experience working for Google was more like working for a cluster of small start-ups: inter-team communication was inconsistent and unreliable, bureaucracy was rampant even for small tasks/changes, and opportunities for growth or even lateral movement, both within and cross-team, weren't made apparent.

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