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Updated August 19, 2018
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  • "Difficult work life balance but good company" (in 342 reviews)

  • "Still trying to figure out how to be a big company" (in 293 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Massage Therapist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Massage Therapist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Massage Therapist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge company, intelligent and friendly workforce, excellent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Large campus size, high-stress environment, extraneous performance review metrics.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Google will come out as winner in Artificial Intelligence"

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    Former Employee - Artificial Intelligence Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Artificial Intelligence Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Too many positive things to say about the Google Artificial Intelligence team. But here are a few worth mentioning:

    The artificial intelligence team consists of the smartest people in the world.
    Everyone has a PHD degree including the security team, coders, program managers, product managers, marketing managers ...etc.
    Everyone understands the mission of innovation and to be the dominance force of high-tech industry.
    Management has the hands-off policy so that we are free to move in any direction we want.
    The artificial product is not bounded to any rule or guide. So we are free to create.

    Cons

    Sometimes great minds can clash and the clashing results in people not cooperating with one another.
    Artificial intelligence is a new science and there is no one way of doing things but there are so many ways.
    As we develop the product, we are learning about it as well.
    Progress can be incremental rather than leap and bound.

    Advice to Management

    We have the best management in the Silicon Valley. Please don't change a thing. Google will come out as winner.

  3. "Past employee - Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Super smart people, access to amazing tech infrastructure, ability to deploy products at massive scale

    Cons

    Hard to find projects that really move the needle for the company given that it’s already minting billions per quarter, so there isn’t as much urgency and often times that means that execs can make less than efficient decisions about resource allocations and product priorities with little consequence for being incorrect.


  4. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Architect in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Nothing as such to mention


  5. "X Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible people to work with, meaningful projects, and a lot of room to grow technical skills

    Cons

    can take a long time to feel like you're familiar with internal technical infrastructure


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great people and engineering culture

    Cons

    Feels more like an established company


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good! Nice! Free Food! Wonderful

    Cons

    bad!no, no bad things nice place

  8. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google part-time

    Pros

    pretty really relly good food

    Cons

    lots and lots of work


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and work environment

    Cons

    Limited growth for senior leaders in Boston


  10. "Google"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big 4 tech company, facebook and google best

    Cons

    Large company hard to be recognized


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