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"Super smart folks, but definitely feels like a big company"

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Former Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Get to work with some of the smartest and best programmers in the world. Have your choice of lots of interesting teams to work on. Free food. Good pay, benefits, etc.

Cons

It definitely feels like a big company, which means it's super-easy to coast and not do a whole lot, and it's super easy to feel like you're working on a tiny part of a gigantic company. Lots of free food doesn't make up for that.

Advice to Management

Make sure your engineers feel like the problem they're working on is important. If it's not important, then shut it down and focus them on something else.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love google so much it is the best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is so amazing

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low right niow

    Advice to Management

    Good job with everyone and outside


  2. Helpful (1)

    "perfect place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - people are great and smart
    - work is challenging and independence to choose what to work on
    - perks

    Cons

    i don't think there are any cons worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    rock on

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