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"Crazy benefits, good pay, decent development opportunities."

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Former Contractor - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
Former Contractor - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Still tries to maintain that start-up feel. The benefits are ridiculous. Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Unrivalled office space with on site gym, relaxation rooms, massage rooms.
The pay is good for the hours and the work done.
There are many opportunities to learn new skills.

Cons

Most engineers are not that young. So culture can be lacking compared to actual startups. Work can sometimes feel over engineered.

Advice to Management

Communicate more. Often teams are quite isolated and tend to repeat work that other teams are doing or have already done. This lack of communication kills enthusiasm for a project.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Great company - but getting too big."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - A healthy work/life balance is stimulated by management
    - Very smart people to work with; the strict interviews due pay off.
    - Good benefits - best in the industry

    Cons

    - Company is getting big and this is stifling innovation.
    - Too many metrics in place to measure success


  2. "Amazing place to have your first job, but two years is probably long enough"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing smart colleagues, fun work environment, lots of responsibility right away, great perks (food, travel, bonuses), opportunity to direct your own career/work on what you choose, lots of international travel and team events

    Cons

    Unclear career progression, huge firm so little chance of rising through the ranks, employees pitted against each other, questionable hiring decisions (especially at management level), unclear policies, competitive atmosphere, middle management brought in (usually) from outside Google and don't always understand/fit the culture

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