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Updated Jun 12, 2019

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible work schedules, transportation offers, food

    Cons

    Sluggish culture compared to startups, has become large enough that internal politics are a lot more noticeable now.

    Google2019-06-12
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to coast, not great for ambitious people"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Some of the best colleagues you'll ever find. Kind, brilliant, reliable, funny. - Great compensation for non-tech; I will not easily be able to match my total comp package elsewhere for a PMM role - Lots of responsibility available if you want it - Prestige factor; once you have Google on your resume you can work anywhere I used to love working at Google - a factor of being early in my career, and starting out...

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    Cons

    - Stakeholder management is rough. It's a huge company that refuses to adapt to being a huge company. If you worked at Samsung or Amex, there would be a clear hierarchy of decision-making and approvals. Google is huge but teams rarely have any clear approval processes, decision-making processes, etc. It is all decided by individual team managers, most of whom don't set up a process at all or stick by it. So you end up...

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    Advice to Management

    The above cons are well-known and will not be fixed unless an SVP cares to do so, and even then, it'll only be because the market demands those changes. So, there's no point to giving advice.

    Google2019-06-07
  3. "Overworked but well paid"

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      Current Employee - Senior Product Manager 

      I have been working at Google full-time

      Pros

      smart people that are looking to do the right thing

      Cons

      Long work days and very political environment

      Google2019-05-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great comp, scattered leadership"

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      Former Employee - Product Design Manager in Mountain View, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great compensation and benefits, including food, shuttle buses, insurance, etc.

      Cons

      The leadership style is not top-down, so fiefdoms emerge that sometimes compete directly on products, and often compete for resources. The promotion system is not merit based, and instead rewards how well you can game the rules.

      Google2019-05-23
    • "Great place"

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        Current Employee - Senior Product Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good pay, great perks, interesting problems

        Cons

        Slow career, crowded, very mature products

        Google2019-04-29
      • "Great people, great culture"

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        Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Awesome colleagues from whom you can learn and grow You can collaborate in making ideas happen

        Cons

        It takes a while to launch any product

        Google2019-04-14
      • "Best big corporate life"

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        Current Employee - Product Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Perks, Pay, Autonomy, Culture, Mission, and Values

        Cons

        Bureaucracy and decision making stifled by it

        Google2019-02-17
      • "Top notch in every way"

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        Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Big projects and smart people to work with. Lots of perks that allow you to simplify your life and stay focused on your work.

        Cons

        Can sometimes feel like a bubble or a different world. I never left the building to eat lunch, for example.

        Google2019-01-20
      • "Amazing place to work"

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        Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Massive scale, excellent food, and vast majority of colleagues are fantastic to work with.

        Cons

        Can be bureaucratic, and office politics matter a lot.

        Google2018-11-04
      • Helpful (2)

        "High stress, unclear future values"

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        Current Employee - Product Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        - competitive compensation and good benefits - very smart colleagues - generally honest and transparent internal culture - incredible opportunities if you can find them

        Cons

        - super high stress, depending on the team and role - nosedive on faith in executive leadership since Sundar Pichai, Ruth Porat, and Kent Walker started driving the company (not living up to Google values) - guaranteed product thrash on virtually everything not already making serious revenue - general lack of empathy among leaders and in what's valued in people managers

        Advice to Management

        Stop burning user trust and don't earn Facebook's ruthless and duplicitous reputation. Holding true to values is the only difference between building utopia and building Black Mirror.

        Google2018-10-17
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