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Helpful (3)

"Excellent environment for engineers."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Google has managed to recruit an excellent community of engineers. Engineers are friendly, and very knowledgeable. Generally, management has made the community collaborative, rather than competitive or contentious. It is a wonderful environment where your software skills are valued and nurtured, and where you can learn from your peers, some of whom are leaders in various sections of the field.

Cons

There are few "cons" to Google. One possible thing that can be mentioned here is that Google is a very large company, and it is somewhat easy to find a corner in which to lose oneself. Another possible knock is that Google has a small number of allowed languages. If you want to code in languages other than C++, Java, Go or Python, you'll probably not have much support at Google.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Best company in the world, but that doesn't mean all work you do will be equally interesting"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, learning opportunities and perks. Interesting own culture you can learn a lot from. Every programmer should experience working here.

    Cons

    As hard as they work at cutting through bureaucracy, it remains a large company with all the problems that gives. If you're the kind of person that likes to just get things done instead of guiding your project through the companies processes, you may get frustrated.


  2. "Challenging and enjoyable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a friendly environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons.

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