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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. "Best company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Great colleagues: young, well-educated
    + Competitive compensation
    + Challenging work with a good work-life balance

    Cons

    - None, I am absolutely satisfied!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great perks and compensation
    * Good growth opportunities

    Cons

    * Not many projects to choose from
    * Hard to grow after reaching a certain level


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