- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Google full-time (Less than a year)
The perks *are* as fantastic as you hear about, but the real benefits of working at Google are the caliber of people you have the opportunity to work with and the problems you get to solve.
It's a very large company, so there's all the normal large-company stuff you might have to deal with (e.g. being a cog in the system).
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Google (Seattle, WA (US)) in July 2019.
Sent out resume in December, was contacted by a recruiter via e-mail a few months later in May. Set up a brief phone conversation with the recruiter, then a 1 day technical/ behavioral interview loop. Interviewers were supposed to ask specific questions about frontend engineering - ended up over-prepping based on experiences I've read, since no interviewers were asking questions that were any deeper than "do you understand how Promises work". Mostly ended up being focused on general algorithms questions. Recruiter had also shared Google-curated interview prep packets, which was a surprise. Loop went well, was able to meet with various technical leads for prospective teams, one in-person in Kirkland. Offer extended in June, accepted in July.