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"Excellent"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in New York, NY
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Pros

Terrific people, interesting and challenging problems to work on, with amazing collaborators at every level, high impact (huge numbers of users), wonderful work environment (food, space, lack of bureaucracy), awesome to be able to get help with whatever on a mailing list at practically any time of day or night.

Cons

C++ can be a pain (coming from lisp). It's good and bad that code changes so quickly that much of what one learns become rapidly obsolete -- and there's a gargantuan amount to learn, so one feels pretty inept for the first few months or more. Then again, it means things get better quickly when broken.

Advice to Management

Make clearer the leadership attention paid to concerns raised within the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "very good atmosphere."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, atmosphere, decorum, all very strong at google.

    Cons

    advancement opportunities stop after middle management

    Advice to Management

    keep doing it and you will have happy employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A stable and strong growth company"

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

    Pros

    A great place to launch your career. Many talented people are still working at Google although there has been a constant exodus of top talent. A nice to place to network and learn.

    Cons

    The business model has matured so there might not be much fast growth ahead. It has become a mature company just like Ebay and Microsoft. But it is still very respectable company in internet industry. Limited room for career advancement. But it seems that those without much technical skills/degree usually get promoted quickly by just pushing engineers/analysts very hard. Those who do real work get stuck at the bottom of company structure.

    Advice to Management

    It might be useful to re-examine how promotion happens and to evaluate people by the actual work they have done instead of how many emails/meetings they created.

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