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"Dead end, But the perks disguise that fact nicely...for a few years"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

All of the things you've already read about: Food, Dogs, 401k.

Looks great on a resume: When you're ready to move on in your career, having Google on your resume in any context almost guarantees an initial interview just because folks are curious about Google and why you would ever want to leave.

Cons

No career development / ladder / useful feedback. If you're not Eng, you're nothing.

FAIR WARNING: When you realize there is more to a career than free food and you start to apply with other companies you will most likely be asked if you know how to behave yourself / act like an adult / perform in a traditional office environment.

Advice to Management

You can't hire top tier college attending, 4.0 earning, type A, OCD personalities then expect them to do menial work. Contract it out, or recognize that there are plenty of people in this world who would be THRILLED to do said menial tasks, and get rid of the ridiculous hiring requirements for those positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Weird Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Services Specialist in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Video Services Specialist in Thornton, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The food was great. The place was fun to work. The people are capable and smart.

    Cons

    The management was too far removed from our group. They really had no idea what we did or how. And they never asked. The would make power plays against each other that would adversely affect the day to day of the people working below them. There was a very strong feeling of working "for" them, Not "With" them.

    Advice to Management

    lose the OKR's. People just write what you want them to and it is ineffective.


  2. "Love this place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open environment
    Flexible work hours
    Good for your career development in the near future

    Cons

    Same work over and over

    Advice to Management

    Great but sometimes need to take care junior engineers!

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