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"Great company to work for (with the right manager)"

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Former Employee - Analytical Lead in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Analytical Lead in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The people are the best thing about Google. There is a can-do attitude and when you work for a company where its employees review each other, this will humble even the most egotistical of coworkers. The company perks are definitely top notch, too, though in the end it is the camaraderie that I experiences is what I miss.

Cons

Career opportunities are in Mountain View and New York offices only. The Old School cheery Googlers have been replaced with the MBA sharks looking for a feather in their career cap, so come with your Excel and Powerpoint data in hand if you want to succeed. The customer-service came second only to internal posturing which happens with any desirable place to work. It's unfortunate, but when you answer to shareholders, the almighty dollar is all that matters. Google gives you free lunch and a laptop to keep you on the hook - the job hook. When you mature to having a family and need that work-life balance, Google isn't the place to be.

Advice to Management

Stop re-structuring the company every year; make your customers priority instead of the bottom line, money flows between trusted relationships; weed out the middle management sharks; stop outsourcing jobs to India, Google was not founded on these values.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "good job if you have a good manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    salary, benefit, google van, technology

    Cons

    no training, place you on a team without consulation, not much control of your career, manager driven. if manage is not competent of does not like you things are very bad


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    "door opening in many ways"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern

    Pros

    very free spirited company to work for

    Cons

    somewhat in a box as it pertains to freedom

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