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"Frustrating, bureaucratic, impersonal"

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

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

Pros

You have awesome, competent coworkers. The challenges are huge and you have unique opportunities that are only available at Google. The compensation and benefits are excellent.

Cons

Blind allocation: Your initial assignment may have nothing to do with your interests or experience, and policy is that you must stay in that assignment for 18 months before you can transfer (though there are exceptions). Google's success makes it difficult to criticize; "How can we be doing it wrong if we're making this much money?"

Advice to Management

Get rid of blind allocation.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best internship!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Platforms Project Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Platforms Project Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Google treats interns even better than full time employees. All of the employees all the way up to VP personally spend time with you and take your opinion.

    Cons

    The hiring process at Google is really slow and not very transparant.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "If you want to work at a large company, Google's the best place to be"

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, trust and flexibility to do you job. The basic philosophy is to hire smart people and let them get stuff done independently. The atmosphere and structure is actually brilliant and with nice cash compensation it's a great place to be.

    Cons

    Getting larger and more political. If you're not working on a project that is clearly important it can be difficult to get noticed by senior management.

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