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"amazing, learned a wealth of information and skills"

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Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

people: supportive, friendly, smart, helpful

Cons

big company: more bureaucratic, slow

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that continues to push boundaries"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perks are well known by now--not every office is like the one in Mountain View, but you'll find that they all are better than your average work facility.

    Cons

    It's difficult to stand out and be more than just a member on a team. Very noticeable if you were used to being a stand out in your previous job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing--it's been working great. Don't slow down.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "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.

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