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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - smart teammates - perks - learning opportunities - if you're ever bored of your current role, there are plenty of new projects and interesting teams to jump onto

    Cons

    - if you're in the wrong team with a poor VP or director, you'll see a lack of vision and a waffling product roadmap

    Advice to Management

    - clarify the execution plan before you toss out a vision that can't be excetured

    Google2014-10-22
  1. "i love this place"

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      Former Employee - Legal 

      I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      we are literally changing the world

      Cons

      its a giant machine with lots of layers

      Google2019-06-24
    • Helpful (2366)

      "Moving at the speed of light, burn out is inevitable"

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      • Culture & Values
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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      1) Food, food, food. 15+ cafes on main campus (MTV) alone. Mini-kitchens, snacks, drinks, free breakfast/lunch/dinner, all day, errr'day. 2) Benefits/perks. Free 24:7 gym access (on MTV campus). Free (self service) laundry (washer/dryer) available. Bowling alley. Volley ball pit. Custom-built and exclusive employee use only outdoor sport park (MTV). Free health/fitness assessments. Dog-friendly. Etc. etc....

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      Cons

      1) Work/life balance. What balance? All those perks and benefits are an illusion. They keep you at work and they help you to be more productive. I've never met anybody at Google who actually time off on weekends or on vacations. You may not hear management say, "You have to work on weekends/vacations" but, they set the culture by doing so - and it inevitably trickles down. I don't know if Google inadvertently hires...

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      Advice to Management

      1) Don't dismiss emotional intelligence and adaptive leadership. They're not just catch phases. You need great managers and leaders in order to build great companies and develop great employees. The people who may be brilliant at solving technical issues may not be (and are most often, not) the best candidates for management. 2) Do something about that work-ife balance. Don't just have a bunch of pow-wows and...

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      Google2013-06-21

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