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"Best company I have worked for"

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

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

Pros

The job offers the rare opportunity to make big impact to life of millions of people. I work with extremely smart people and everyone is excited to come to work everyday. With all different kinds of project in Google, I can alway find something that interests me.

Cons

Google is a big company, so it's different from startup company. There will be process built that you need to follow and organization can be hierarchical. But it's nature of a big company. Still, there are some projects and teams in Google that act like startup.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Best company in the world."

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Perks, products & innovation mixed with a fantastic culture

    Cons

    Long hours and late nights due to everchanging digital media world

    Advice to Management

    Looking to bring back the NYC Culture in the office


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible but not quite as bad as financial companies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One word: money. The compensation, including the stock, is very good, and there aren't many other places that pay so well. The benefits are OK too but you need to be careful: for example, they have good insurance policies but by default they push you towards the bad ones.

    Cons

    Everything else. The offices are placed in the cities. Horrible commute, non-stop parking troubles. The offices themselves are horrible, very densely packed. It's the only place I've seen that has more densely packed offices than the banks. When you sign up, you don't get to know, what group you'll be assigned too. The job itself is incredibly stupid, you're guaranteed to be vastly overqualified for it. The smugness level is amazing, the smug is so thick you can cut it with a knife. There are worse places to work (i.e. banks) but for the technical companies it's a deeply substandard one. No wonder that the people who stay there for a long time are mostly the new grads, who haven't seen anything better.

    Advice to Management

    open some offices in the decent suburb locations, and make the offices less horrible


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