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"Getting a little bloated, but still a brilliant company."

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Current Employee - Corporate Operations Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Corporate Operations Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Google has structured itself well to resist becoming 'evil' as it grows. That's not to say it doesn't - but it takes hold a lot slower than at other companies our size. There's a lot of importance placed on transparency, accountability, and technical acumen by the average employee.

Cons

While everyone is allowed to question the company's decisions, senior management are getting better at dodging them. Making a career for yourself can be very difficult unless you are exceedingly brilliant. There are a lot of very, very smart people here.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Incredible working environment."

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

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

    Pros

    Google gives high flexibility, all the resources available in order for employee to succeed. Google culture: openness, fairness, innovation, doing the right thing.

    Cons

    No retention at Google. Google is a performance driven company and if you don't perform or cannot catch up with others, you'll likely to be kept in the icebox.

    Advice to Management

    They should think more about rewarding the right person in order to attract talents with them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "There are smart people all around, I'm learning a lot and working on impactful projects."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Very advanced internal technos
    - Data matters more than politics

    Cons

    - You acquire a lot of non-transferable skills

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