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"Large company, brilliant colleagues, amazing perks."

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Current Employee - Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You work with some of the best and brightest in the world. Whichever field you're in there'll be at least one and probably several of the field's most renown luminaries working at Google. The perks are amazing, it's a great environment to get things done.

Cons

Google is a giant company with more structure and inertia than I expected. There is a lot of duplication of effort and it is really difficult to have a company wide impact.

Advice to Management

Make sure that the hiring bar does not drop as Google continues to grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working with great people on exciting products, very satisfied."

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

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

    Pros

    Casual but fast-paced work environment, mobility, concern for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Many technologies are Google-specific, would not necessarily translate well to another employer.


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    "Great place 2 work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is pretty good if you choose your teams wisely.
    The Perks are awesome - it's the gold standard against which other tech companies are measured
    Free gourmet meals

    Cons

    Since it's a big company, there will be SOME teams with un-interesting work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the culture as vibrant as it is - culture is increasingly considered a crucial factor for new people to join a company

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