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Google Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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  1. "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer 

      I have been working at Google full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Strong engineering culture, people who like to get things done, treats employees well.

      Cons

      Getting a bit too large

      Google2019-06-18
    • "Solid pay & perks, slowly becoming "corporate""

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        Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

        I worked at Google full-time

        Pros

        Great benefits and very competitive salaries. Coworkers are generally nice and talented in their field. Software tools tend to be quite good and there are lots of different projects to work on.

        Cons

        Innovation at the company seems to happen in fits and starts. It's hard to see an overall strategy; over-reliance on ad revenues. Attention to financial discipline is starting to erode investment in employees, and it's unclear if the hiring rate is sustainable while maintaining the same standards.

        Google2019-05-28
      • "Great Place to work"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        I love this place! warm and welcoming people.

        Cons

        no cons are here at Google.

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you are doing and you will be just find.

        Google2019-05-17
      • "Great Pay, Large Impact, Beaurocracy"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Excellent co-workers, great compensation and the opportunity to have a large impact.

        Cons

        Google is a big company and process can get in your way.

        Google2019-05-09
      • "Good, but not as good as it use to be"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Interesting projects Motivated coworkers Positive passionate culture Great managers

        Cons

        Upper level leadership has become disconnected from the concerns of rank-and-file

        Advice to Management

        Culture doesn't just happen. It needs to be nourished.

        Google2019-04-26
      • "It was a good experience to have"

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        Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

        I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        working with brilliants from all around the world

        Cons

        burn out is inevitable everything must be done at speed

        Advice to Management

        Continue the good work

        Google2019-04-20
      • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        - Bottom up, make a difference

        Cons

        - Culture is becoming more bureaucratic over time

        Advice to Management

        - Don't invest in new businesses that erode user trust

        Google2019-04-14
      • "Awesome"

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          Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

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

          Pros

          My dream to work for them.

          Cons

          Scary at time because the number of geniuses

          Google2019-03-07
        • "Great place to work, but is feeling more and more like a big company"

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          Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer Manager in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Google full-time

          Pros

          Great opportunities, impact, perks, colleagues.

          Cons

          The company is growing too much, and new leadership have changed the culture. It starts to feel more like a big company with less motivated people. The perf management process is excruciating. For higher levels, seems easier to get in as a connected external leader rather than growing from within.

          Advice to Management

          Nurture your leads internally; especially in the cloud organization, too many people have been brought from the outside at Director level and above, and have really deteriorated the excitement and the culture that I love at Google.

          Google2019-03-13
        • "Great Benefits and Work-Life Balance"

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          Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Managers are great and projects are developer directed.

          Cons

          Easy to get frustrated by the overall size of the company and scale of teams.

          Google2019-03-05
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