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"Very hard to land on projects that benefit your career."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits are good.
Shuttle transportation can be useful for many people.
Occasionally there are interesting talks (but conference rooms are often way too tiny.)

Cons

The interviews are really bad for the applicant: you learn nothing from what you will be doing and are interviewed only by people from completely different areas of expertise than yours.
If you decide to come here, expect to have 5-6 layers of management above you. Unless your are a big shot or manage to get a strong ally, you often get the promise of leading some significant project, only to be exchanged without notice with more "experienced" people.
Only a minority of engineers get to do the interesting stuff: Google+, Knowledge Graph, etc. If you are part of the other 99%, things are less exciting and the lower your rank is, the less freedom you have.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but not for me"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great resources, perks, good internal opportunities

    Cons

    political, alot of processes, limited career opportunities, competitive coworkers


  2. "Just like college"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm constantly surrounded by very smart, very competent people. We're treated very well and most of the things you hear about our amenities are true. The project I'm working on is exciting and keeps me motivated to work.

    Cons

    Although it hasn't been my experience, I think many people can be placed in projects they're not too passionate about, and that may even be below their level of expertise. That can probably be a bit disheartening.

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