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"Great Place"

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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

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    The vast majority of the people who made Google what it is today have move on and in many cases have been replaced by cookie-cutter MBA types, ex Microsoft employees and management consultants.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