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"software engineer"

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

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

Pros

The work schedule is pretty flexible.

Cons

Well established, not much opportunities left. The way to evaluate ppl is obscure.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Absolutely amazing - This is what every company should aspire to be like"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    casual and comfortable, free gourmet food, recreational equipment, genuinely friendly people, smart coworkers who work hard and won't give you the "could you explain __?" stall tactic (or they're bright enough they're never confused about what you mean)
    once you're in, Google likes to keep employees and it's easy to move laterally to another position if the one you're in has its project cut or something

    Cons

    very rigid upper management structure and company policies. even if someone can do more, you're limited by your role, access, etc. as typical at large companies, departments are very compartmentalized and there's not too much cross-functional interaction. Google also tends to hire more based on credentials first, personality second, and experience third. I've seen bright people who spend 8 hrs doing something that should take 1 hr due to being fresh out of school and lacking experience.


  2. "Nice place to start, but maybe not the best place to stay"

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    Former Employee - Development Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Development Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong, not best, benefits/comp, easy work/life balance

    Cons

    Largely mediocre middle management, mediocre projects for 99% of the company, and hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Re-orgs are fine if they have impact or remove layers

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