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"Fantastic career growth experience"

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Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great work experience
- Lots of new things to work on

Cons

- Politics and bureaucracy were creeping in by 2009 which made life as a middle manager difficult
- Long hiring process made it difficult to build up your team

Advice to Management

Remove senior management who aren't Googley and have a problem with being respectfully challenged.

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    "Software Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensations; talented peers; open work environment; flexible work time; easy to change product/service to work on

    Cons

    Relatively slow to get promoted compared to small-sized companies.


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    "One of the best companies to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Technologist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Technologist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation, very enjoyable work environment. Open and candid company culture. Opportunities to make big impact. Access to some of the brightest co-workers and a lot to learn from. Upper management still thinking bold and big.

    Cons

    As the company gets bigger the management is becoming more top-down, resulting in a lot of products or teams not getting enough internal traction to make impact.

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