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"Google is awesome!"

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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Co-workers are brilliant, work environment is awesome, very good career opportunities (vertically and horizontally, compensation is very good.

Cons

Not exactly a con, but Google still operates in a start-up pace, even after 15 years since foundation.

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    "Great company for engineers"

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers, interesting projects, cutting-edge technology, great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Career growth/promotions are hard, workcoholic colleagues, work-life balance is difficult


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    "Amazing place to work, but everyone overqualified for their position"

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    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best product vision and execution in the world
    Top notch technical infrastructure
    Open and transparent culture
    Amazing perks
    Company is extremely generous to employees

    Cons

    There are so many talented people, there is a huge backlog for promotions and challenging assignments. At this point, most people are overpaid for what they do, so there is not a lot of attrition, making the backlog longer.

    It is easy to have a large absolute impact at Google, but the company is so big and successful it is hard to have much relative impact. Even delivering on a $1B business is a drop in the bucket for Google.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to rotate between various functions at Google (sales, operations, product, HR, etc.) to keep the challenge and growth up, and to grow leaders who understand multiple facets of the business.

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