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"Fun place to work, smart people, too many meetings"

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Former Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

People are smart and very friendly, the perks are unbeatable, the pay is fair for corporate world, and there are always new interesting things going on.

Cons

Way too many meetings (can fill half of your daily calendar), sometimes poor internal information management (getting info on an earlier project can only be done by talking to someone who may be gone for weeks, rather than any centralized info mgmt center).

Advice to Management

I'm sure many of these things have been improved over the past few years, but I think the toughest thing will be giving people opportunities for growth, especially with such a young management team.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "It generates great product"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High salary, promissing company, work environment is good

    Cons

    pressure is high, tedious job

    Advice to Management

    It is the leader of web search company


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    "Excellent Benefits and Perks, Incredibly Smart People"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The perks are just amazing. Their health plan is especially very generous. The people are incredibly smart and excited about their projects.

    Cons

    The working environment is not very friendly, there is an air of arrogance. The recruiting and HR processes are especially slow and tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Google focuses on hiring the "right" (googley) people, but lately this has degenerated into hiring the smartest people who not necessarily pleasant to work with. Steer the focus back on being Googley, possibly by requiring one non-technical/behavioral interview question, such as "talk about how you handled a conflict with a particularly difficult coworker?" The interviewer should then drill into the details of the example to make sure it was a true story.

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