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"Software Engineer"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Easy work, lots of random cool projects to work on. Get to multitask on tons of projects at the same time. Good location.

Cons

Too few opportunities. Engineers can be extremely weird here. I would recommend against this job for another tech company. Direction is vague and erratic.

Advice to Management

Learn to do your jobs better Management is poor and almost powerless. No direction at the company. Most gains seem to be from 'luck'

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "Great place to work, stay out of Ops"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Operations Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Operations Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Peers are sheer geniuses in their realm, very low amount of low performers
    - Fun
    - Great Start for college grads - pace is fast, learning is fast
    - AWESOME annual bonus

    Cons

    - Middle management is very detached from work
    - Everything is looked from a efficiency standpoint, and sometimes that cannot be done
    - Indication (in ops groups) that decision is coming from the top down rather than bottom up as was tradition

    Advice to Management

    Re-review all of middle management in Corp Eng. and clean house! We're Google's IT and first line dog-fooders, at the very least empower us to do the right thing


  2. Helpful (9)

    "I hate myself"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free Food, Easy work hours

    Cons

    Never get to see my product make it to launch

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please pay me 10% more...oh wait, you did

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