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Current Employee - Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Great experience, great people and company

Cons

No, may be an interview process could be better organized

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No

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    Best career move so far

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent people; great peers, overall good managers. Plentiful tools, competitive pay, unbeatable benefits and perks.

    Cons

    None that don't exist elsewhere: the occasional bad manager, underperforming employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too big and slow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    excellent pay
    smart people
    great benefits and gadget perks
    great on a resume
    great engineering environment

    Cons

    big and slow, too many silos
    very distributed, very hard to tell what is going on
    closed, NIH environment and technology
    inconsistent and political promotion process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire half of your middle management. Ditch the perf system. Focus again on nurturing and developing your employees, not letting them rot and stagnate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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