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"good company"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

it is very nice to work in google

Cons

no so much bad things about this company

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (8)

    "came in excited, left very disappointed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    excellent marketing to it's employees. great benefits, onsite perks

    Cons

    I came in under an acquisition, excited to take on a new role! I found the acquisition team to be unprepared and without answers. My team members were confused about who even their new managers would be. While no one expected handouts, it was hard to find someone even interested in assisting those who came on with temporary roles. It was starting from scratch to find a place in the big Google world.

    Advice to Management

    stop acquiring companies when you don't know what to do with the employees


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Good place overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and it just comes with performance and promotions, you don't need to negotiate it. You get the chance to work with and learn from some amazing people. Very high code quality, not just at the level of coding style or individual classes, but the overall system architecture, things tend to be really thought through, stupid things don't happen.

    The company is very helpful with immigration issues. Good 401k program.

    Cons

    Google's tech stack is big and complex. You will be spending a lot of time figuring out how to plug together various systems and APIs. You may be spending a lot of time looking at various status pages, trying to understand whether your tasks are doing what they should with acceptable performance and why not and which obscure configuration option you need to tweak to make them. A lot of what you will need to learn to do the job will be specific operational knowledge about how to work that unwieldy beast that is Google's infrastructure.

    The code complexity is considerable, which means that implementing simple features can take much more time than you'd think it should. It also means it can take a lot of time to get to the point when you feel like you at least somewhat know what you're doing.

    The company keeps the copyright to all your hobby projects. They have a system through which you can ask that the copyright be released to you on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes they'll say yes sometimes they'll say no.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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