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"A great place to work but upward mobility seems less than likely"

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Former Employee - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Still one of the best places to work--amazing perks, a true commitment to work-life balance, incredible openness about important company information from the top-down, dedicated to providing feedback and resources to help you develop professionally, smart/friendly/driven individuals that you interact with every day

Cons

Base pay is just okay; work is not easy (very sink or swim), lots of internal procedures are always changing and often confusing; difficult to maintain a balance with so many things going on at once (a diversity/chaos of activity)

Advice to Management

Providing opportunities for accelerated upward growth will help reward top talent

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work-life balance, openness about important company information from the top-down, dedicated to providing feedback and resources to help you develop professionally

    Cons

    pay is okay; work is not easy. lots of internal procedures are always changing and often confusing; not enough hierarchy; difficult to maintain a balance with so many things going on at once;

    Advice to Management

    increase number of interns and managers; increase base pay and reward according to accomplishment ; provide more locations to work; don't grow too fast


  2. "Amazing if you're an engineer. Great if you're anything but."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Number of unparalleled perks and benefits
    - Known for its young, intelligent, enthusiastic workforce
    - Many opportunities for personal growth (classes and talks)

    Cons

    - Easy to feel lost in the crowd
    - If you're not an engineer, you're not valued as highly
    - Projects move slowly (huge bureaucracy)
    - Advancement within the company seems unusually difficult

    Advice to Management

    - Provide more opportunities for advancement within and across the company
    - Engender greater respect for non-engineers (offer more engineer-like opportunities)

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