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"Pm"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great work environment. Great colleagues to work with

Cons

No cons. Company is great to work for

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging and rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You already know about the perks and remuneration, so I'll talk about the real pros: all-star coworkers, difficult problems to sink your teeth into, and the reward of being able to provide amazing services to people.

    We play board games every week, we talk about ACM papers, we diagnose devilish bugs and find creative ways to solve problems, we pair program and hack out experimental prototypes, and we learn together.

    That last one is particularly important: on my teams people have had real humility. We recognize failure and learn from it.

    I love my coworkers :)

    Cons

    Google's gotten big. Very big. With human nature the way it is, the size leads to the challenges you'd expect -- silos, difficulty coordinating, diffusion of responsibility, culture, etc.

    Everyone has to fight against these natural tendencies every day, and it doesn't come easy.

    To me, this is the #1 reason why people find it hard to work here. It's a real problem. It can make simple things seem impossible, it can cause arguments, it can seem chafing or even suffocating, and even when people consciously fight these issues, it's not always handled in the best way.


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    "Navigating ambiguity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, recognition and the freedom to work how you will. There is a lot going on so there is a lot of opportunity for growth and success.

    Cons

    Small fish in a big pond. Everyone there is a star so you need to get used to not being big man on campus.

    Advice to Management

    Don't start pet projects you don't intend to keep alive

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