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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Google full-time


      Great company to work for for sure


      Nothing as of now - love it

    1. "Great company"

        Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years


        - Lots of exciting products and technical challenges - Great benefits - Feels like a college campus


        - Bureaucracy with a large company - Variance in interesting teams

      • Helpful (2400)

        "Moving at the speed of light, burn out is inevitable"

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        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
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        Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years


        1) Food, food, food. 15+ cafes on main campus (MTV) alone. Mini-kitchens, snacks, drinks, free breakfast/lunch/dinner, all day, errr'day. 2) Benefits/perks. Free 24:7 gym access (on MTV campus). Free (self service) laundry (washer/dryer) available. Bowling alley. Volley ball pit. Custom-built and exclusive employee use only outdoor sport park (MTV). Free health/fitness assessments. Dog-friendly. Etc. etc....

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        1) Work/life balance. What balance? All those perks and benefits are an illusion. They keep you at work and they help you to be more productive. I've never met anybody at Google who actually time off on weekends or on vacations. You may not hear management say, "You have to work on weekends/vacations" but, they set the culture by doing so - and it inevitably trickles down. I don't know if Google inadvertently hires...

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        Advice to Management

        1) Don't dismiss emotional intelligence and adaptive leadership. They're not just catch phases. You need great managers and leaders in order to build great companies and develop great employees. The people who may be brilliant at solving technical issues may not be (and are most often, not) the best candidates for management. 2) Do something about that work-ife balance. Don't just have a bunch of pow-wows and...

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