Google Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2020

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    "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance good pay

    Cons

    Slow promotion not ideal for ambitious people

  2. "Great food, better conversations"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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 a year

    Pros

    The food, the amenities, the benefits, the friends

    Cons

    Little to no lateral advancements

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  3. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Awesome culture * Great peers * Lots of learning

    Cons

    * Getting to big too fast

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    "Overall good, career growth opportunities in other bets limited"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, generally good management

    Cons

    Career growth opportunities in other bets is limited, total compensation less than Google proper

  5. "Good overall"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great culture you know it

    Cons

    less interesting projects and politics

  6. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, impactful work, takes care of employees

    Cons

    Large company, can get bureaucratic

  7. "A good company for many engineers"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Engineer-centric culture * Lots of great engineers to work with * Great tech infra you can work on, which accelerates your development * Promotion ladder with clear requirements * Good benefits

    Cons

    * Engineers overly seeking for new tech, sometimes neglecting the product UX * Performance review / promotion is an important task for everyone, and it is consumes a considerable amount of time. * Very inclusive culture which is tolerant to low-performers * Tech dependencies sometimes makes development move slower

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