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"I could work here forever"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits. Smart coworkers. Inspiring company. I left Google for two years to get an MBA and recently rejoined the company. I've had exposure to other companies and they just don't compare.

Cons

Promotions are few and far between and career progression is tough to manage, but when successful, it pays off. You must be a self-starter to succeed.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "A Good Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Google has a very good culture. Management is very open with employees and information flows from top to bottom continuously.
    Google has a lot of learning opportunities.
    A lot of authors and researchers come to present their work and give talks to employees.
    Benefits are good.

    Cons

    The main campus is very crowded. People share either large cubicles or work in open space so it is very easy to get distracted specially when a group of people have a discussion or someone speaks on the phone. It can also be hard to find a good place make a personal phone call.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Frustrating, bureaucratic, impersonal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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