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"Great culture, great perks, intellectually stimulating work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

In order of importance:

1. A strong culture of creativity, innovation and avoiding unnecessary hierarchy, red tape and inertia.

2. Intellectually stimulating work. Even projects that sound boring at first become interesting when dealing with the challenges of doing them at Google scale.

3. Great perks. These make working at Google more fun, but also improve the culture. Free, really good food encourages teams to get away from their desks and eat together instead of just eating a boring, practical lunch at their desks. Various events such as ski trips are clearly designed to encourage people from different parts of the company to get to know each other. Tech talks are designed to create a culture of always learning instead of stagnating and becoming too settled in a small niche.

Cons

1. It's a big, established company. It's easy to feel like you're just a cog and will never have a big impact in it.

2. There's no well-defined career path, which doesn't bother me personally but might bother people with different personalities.

3. Language choice for performance critical code mostly limited to C++ or Java.

Advice to Management

Mostly, keep up the good work. It would be nice if people working on back-end/infrastructure projects could see their impact more easily.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "I left"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Very Specialized in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Very Specialized in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great programs and some great people

    Cons

    Soem really entitled folks with a lack of real respect for others. A very political space.

    Advice to Management

    Look at mid to upper managers and see what they are really doing about busting the norm or playing favorites.


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    "Tech Support - Google Apps"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Good environment.

    Cons

    Horrible management. They are pretty much clueless.

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