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"A nice place, but in the South Bay"

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Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Great benefits, reputation
- Coworkers were wonderful, intelligent people
- Many learning opportunities
- Middle management was actually quite intelligent and effective

Cons

- Commuting to the South Bay every day
- Products continue to worsen, as design and usability take a backseat to quality
- Android
- Work/life balance was quite terrible

Advice to Management

Let more folks work out of the SF office full-time!!

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Company is so big, feel like a number...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are unmatched by other employers!
    Office environment is over the top.

    Cons

    After being acquired, I went from being recognized for my contributions to being a number. Hated the review process and rating peers. Some peers would rate you and not have any direct contact with you. Didn't seem fair!

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the review process. The current evaluation process with ratings from people who don't work directly with you isn't fair.


  2. "Love working there"

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks, compensation, work/life balance. Company invests in the very long term.

    Cons

    Compensation not strongly tied to performance.

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