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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. "Satisfactory"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work on exciting and challenging problems.

    Cons

    It has become really slow moving of late. It takes enormous amount of time for getting an idea implemented, which is kind of frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Try speed up things. I feel google is spreading too thin across multiple areas.


  2. "Great company, moving in important directions."

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Great people, Good salary

    Cons

    There could have been more plants.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the hiring process.

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