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"Great workplace with great coworkers, projects and perks"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Developer Advocate in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Developer Advocate in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great workplace
Great coworkers
Interesting projects
Good perks
Job satisfaction
Knowing you are working for a company that can make the world a better place.

Cons

Sometimes management decisions and their motivations are not optimally clear. This could also be due to the rapid growth of the company and the number of projects.

Advice to Management

Focus more on career development. The career direction of employees is sometimes lost in the noise of project objectives and result expectations.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good way of testing big picture

    Cons

    Very discrete & hypothetical questions

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (11)

    "One of the best places to work in Brazil but far from the real Google"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    - Best compensation and benefits (compared to Brazilian average)
    - In touch with Google's technologies
    - If you survive the first two years, it can be a good job.

    Cons

    - Office is too small. It is like working for a family-owned business, so include all the cons of that.
    - Many people quit or are laid-off in their first or second year. So think about that before moving your life to that city. There is no other relevant software company there.
    - Many extra hours.
    - Micro management. It was the only job I ever had that my manager came to my desk and complained that I was not typing.
    - Not much going on. Since the office is small, you don't have many projects to choose, if you could choose.
    - No mobility. It is the only Google office in Brazil to have software engineer positions.
    - Forget about 20% projects, unless you use your "free" time for that.

    Advice to Management

    Try to apply Google's core values and principles.

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