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  1. "Great learning opportunity, given the right team"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    - Sharp colleagues: Everyone on my team was on top of their game, and you can count on coworkers to deliver what they promise - Strong engineering culture: Emphasis on getting big design decisions right the first time around - Youthful-minded, dynamic environment: People are excited to be there, and value perspectives different from the usual 20-something programmer guy (speaking as a 20-something programmer guy - tech...

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    Cons

    - Location: Interesting projects are in Mountain View, deep in the south Bay suburban wasteland - Huge company: You can have a less positive experience if you get stuck with a team where you don't mesh

    Advice to Management

    Your culture is the secret sauce that makes Google a desirable place for brilliant, innovative people. Don't compromise that for short term business objectives (i.e. ever-increasing quarterly ad revenue).

    Google2019-06-11
  1. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    nice atmosphere great people and staff

    Cons

    very quiet everyone is super busy at certain points in the day

    Google2019-07-08
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    "Not what used to be"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Generous benefits package, including competitive salary, free food, a beautiful office... - Friendly colleagues from all over the world. - Company is supportive of internal mobility. Google is a great company for anybody considering international career opportunities.

    Cons

    - Many sales jobs are extremely repetitive and boring, and they offer very limited room for growth. It sometimes feel like working in a glorified customer support call centre. - Sales organisation at Google is extremely political. Career growth is completely linked to internal politics and zero-impact projects purely made for visibility. - Promotions and your level affect the amount of internal opportunities available,...

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    Advice to Management

    - Pay more attention to actual clients' needs, rather than focusing in internal metrics and priorities. - Support employees' career growth by rewarding real impact projects, and not just internal politics and visibility.

    Google2019-07-13

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