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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - 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 bro monocultures suck :P) - Great comp and perks: 'Nuff said

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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
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    long hours lots of work after hours required

    Google2019-10-21
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    "Responsible for the Account Management business for Google Maps in APAC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Account Management in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, compensation, and benefits. Plenty of autonomy

    Cons

    Culture is changing, especially in Cloud org with fast hiring diluting 'Googleyness' in favour of experience

    Google2019-10-16

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