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"Great people, great values"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The benefits and care of employees is obviously world class, and compensation is almost unmatchable. But the company attracts some of the best talent and best people to work with in the world, which is the most important bit. Potential impact is always huge, and it's great to wake up in the morning and hear that the company you work for is going to try and defeat death, or bring internet in balloons to rural areas.

Cons

Google has gotten really large, and depending on where you are in the company, some bureaucracy and politics can get in the way. The company is very conscious of it, though, so it's less than you might see at other companies of this size. Launching is also the main emphasis -- it's hard to hire some of the brightest people in the world and ask them to just maintain some code base. Almost everyone is very entrepreneurial and always want to be working on new things, so maintaining things and following through of things can sometimes be difficult.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "It was an incredible summer with a balance of intense technical work, google fun, and amazing food."

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

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture and people are excellent. People are very passionate, smart, and brilliant. The benefits are unmatched. As an intern, as long as you got your work done, the work-life balance can be anything you want it to be, which makes everything very flexible and great.

    Cons

    As an intern, there were few if any cons. The general con of being at a large company and not really getting to know everyone definitely applies, but that's honestly not an unreasonable con.


  2. "You learn an incredible amount in just 11 weeks!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The supportive network of Googlers and office culture

    Cons

    There are literally no cons to this internship.

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