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"Great perks, great projects, great food, long hours if you're not careful."

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Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Mountain View, CA
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Pros

There's a ton of engineering resources, and everything is pretty open and transparent within the company. Lots of on the job perks, and there are really cool projects all over the company to spend time on.

Cons

There is a culture of working long hours there, and 20% time is pretty much a myth now. If anything, it's 120% time. As well, the San Francisco to Mountain View commute is a little grating after a while.

Advice to Management

As an intern, I didn't really interact with senior management a whole lot, so I couldn't really say.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "You can work your 80 hours a week whenever you want."

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    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart creative dedicated colleagues; exciting and innovative work environment; open and frequent communications at every level; excellent compensation

    Cons

    Too much of a good thing. Work-life balance difficult to achieve; although, you can work your 80 hours a week whenever you want.

    Advice to Management

    Time to get rid of some of the fat in your management ranks. Start with the ones that drive unproductive politics.


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    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll work with some of the smartest and most accomplished people in the industry. People truly believe they can change the way things are done. The ability to have your products make a huge impact on the industry. Constant innovation and change is part of the culture.

    Cons

    The company is starting to get larger, so while a lot of the entrepreneurial spirit of the original teams is still present, there is starting to be more layers of management and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is the most important part of the company. How do we keep the company agile and nimble while it grows in size?


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