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"Fun Place To Work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA
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Pros

Great community and a great place to work. The benefits are top notch and the managers seem to generally care about the career future of their employees.

Cons

Work is all about self-starting, for good or for bad. If you don't try and create your own projects or find things to do, you will end up doing the things no one wants to do. While this is good for innovation, it makes the first few months on the job suck, as you won't know enough about the baseline to innovate anything.

Advice to Management

In finance, automation should be key. The analysts spend too much time doing things that a computer could take care of. Either purchase software to do some of the job or force internal engineering to develop new applications faster.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (14)

    "Awesome work environment for flipping burgers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, smart people, unlimited toys and food. Freedom, no nickle-and-dime mentality. Additionally, the word "Google" looks REALLY GOOD on a resume.

    Cons

    You might get allocated to a position that is below or mismatched with your skills. Since the majority of their software engineers are PhD's, there are many PhD's doing things you don't need a PhD for -- "flipping burgers". Less opportunity for career advancement; managers tend to get hired externally rather than promoted internally.

    Advice to Management

    Consider people's skills, background, and interests, when allocating them. The free food and toys and general awesomeness of work environment eventually don't outweigh dissatisfaction with actual job tasks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Contractor position. I will recommend it for 6 months."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Google has a good reputation, so it looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    No opportunity whatsoever towards a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Less maths, more humanity.


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