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Great company, great people, lots of opportunities

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google

Pros

(1) Culture - very open, lots of respect for people, not hierarchical
(2) People - highly driven, intelligent and very friendly
(3) Opportunities - high growth, still at the beginning of the advertising shift online
(4) Nature of the work - fast paced, highly innovative

Cons

(1) Worklife/balance - very hard working environment. Can be a con for some. Overall the company tries to manage this as best as possible, but the reality of being in a fast-growing highly innovative company is more work than in a slower paced environment
(2) Getting large/bureaucratic - for a fast moving company, it has grown up since the mid-2000s and so is more bureaucratic than say a startup but MUCH LESS than other corporates

Advice to ManagementAdvice

(1) Keep thinking big but acting small - entrepreneurial/innovative in a much bigger field / company
(2) Continue to hire the best - this drives all the pros of working at Google

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, with limited financial upside

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    - Great place to work
    - Competent people
    - Infrastructure
    - Good salary
    - Food

    Cons

    - Promotion system
    - Jerks tolerated by management
    - Work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Fix promotion system

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you are willing to be the best at what you do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Rewards top performers
    Great benefits
    Great brand to put in your resume. Very well respected around the world.
    The company keeps innovating.

    Cons

    If you work very hard but are not among the top 10% then it is very difficult for you to get promoted. It is getting more and more bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the people that deserve to be promoted. Beware of those who play with politics to get it to the top. Examples like this make people go to other companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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