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"Love it!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Huge impact
Great culture
Smart people
Mission driven company
Cutting edge of innovation

Cons

Need to like change to be happy at G over the long term

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Overworked, lack of respect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The well known perks are all there. You are given quite a bit of freedom and autonomy within your project or teams scope. The work is challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    Good luck taking advantage of the perks. I felt like I was sneaking out anytime I walked over to get a coffee or talk a quick walk around the building for a break. Expected to be at work from 8am to 11pm. Was reprimanded for talking advantage of amenities instead of working (an hour out of a 14 hour day)

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat people like machines.


  2. Helpful (21)

    "Everything you've heard and more"

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, amazing perks, and incredibly passionate coworkers.

    While most companies will claim that people are their number on priority, Google is the only company I've worked at that actually delivers on this.

    My wife actually almost cried when she learned about the generous paternity leave policy and the "death benefit" provided by the company if anything should ever happen to me. It's overwhelming to see an employer go so far above and beyond just to make their employee's families lives better.

    I won't say too much about pay other than that my total compensation this year will be 2.5 times what I received at my previous employer ~2 years ago as a Software Engineer.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's difficult for people who are used to being the "big fish" at their previous company to get used to the fact that they're aren't the leader of the pack anymore.

    Work/life balance at my old job was slightly better, but only because very few people had any passion for what they did so everyone was out the door as soon as they hit 40 hours and never answered email after hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get comfortable, keep pushing the boundaries.

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