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"Getting big and hard to get your voice heard"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Diversity and lots of talented people in there, management style of 7:1 and very each to communicate with manager and director, peers are wonderful and love the 360 peer review system

Cons

Organization gets too big and gets hard to stay in cozy start up environment during 2005 when I first joined. Some managers are getting less qualified as they are from top MBA schools, too much strategy talks but no implementations, too political sometimes!

Advice to Management

get rid of those disqualified manager who's just there to play politics and pretending they care, but actually lack of technical skills, managements skill but just textbook knowledge from school

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (12)

    "If you're not full time then you're treated like 2nd class"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    None really, food is good. big bldgs

    Cons

    -You pay for your food, a small fee is deducted from your paycheck.
    -You dont get treated like a human
    -You cant go to parties
    -You're looked down on by full time employees

    Advice to Management

    Respect


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome internship"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    You'll work with very talented and motivated people, lots of perks, state-of-the-art infrastructure. Having the opportunity to take a look at all the wonderful stuff they've developed and taking part in the creation of new tools and products is an amazing experience, especially if you're still in college.

    Cons

    I couldn't say. The internship can be quite demanding, but it really depends on your projects, your skills and how many weeks you're staying. I wouldn't say it's a bad thing either, but I'd be prepared to be quite busy for the duration of the internship.

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