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Updated 18 February 2019
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  1. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Some of the most intellectual and supportive people I have ever met.

    Cons

    Hard to move positions internally.


  2. "Business development manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Sydney is not a big office so career opportunities are limited compared to other Google offices

  3. "amazing place"

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    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great infrastructure, great SRE culture

    Cons

    insular? Maybe losing internal transparency?


  4. "Janitor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice toilets and great dinner plans with wrenches for upward mobility

    Cons

    Bad fracture management for fracking and topological refunculatory practices

    Advice to Management

    Ontological template for time based OKR strongly recommended


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    "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - culture
    - ambition and future potential

    Cons

    - not many at all to be honest


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    "Agency Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits and Work Culture

    Cons

    Work changes quickly so you have to be able to adapt very fast


  7. "Great overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great facilities, benefits and bright minds to work with

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of right now

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    "Excellent culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture, exciting projects and great people

    Cons

    Huge multinational, can be overwhelming


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Generally good employer, good work life balance, remuneration, benefits but some challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Google part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (health insurance, life insurance, meals, perks) and remuneration (salary, bonus, shares). Generally good work life balance but it can skew at times.
    You can work on global products that impact millions of people
    Can take advantage of the benefits of a massive company e.g. training, relocation, etc
    People mostly try to get things done rather than playing politics. Most people are nice.

    Cons

    It can be tiring working in a massive organisation, constantly checking in with other product areas, trying to get alignment. Sometimes it's easier to stick your head in the sand and get stuff done.
    Working in a remote office is frustrating as projects are constantly shifted back to HQ or deprioritised every 1-2 years, and almost all the senior people are in Mountain View so your impact is less visible unless you travel a lot. It's hard not being in control of your own destiny. If you are ambitious, you should move to Mountain View.

    I have been with the company for a long time and the culture is changing, it used to be full of very intelligent people who are all nice and try to do what is right, but now the nice part is going away. The culture is slowly eroding. I have been in a team with a bad fit and it's hard to move (there is less sideways mobility in remote offices) and the company as a whole has lots more politics.

    Advice to Management

    Don't support bad behaviours just because they come from senior people (e.g. Level 6 and above).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    - Google embraces a great working environment where people are always supportive and helpful
     - Google infrastructure and technology are great and there are a lot of things to learn from

    Cons

    - Google technology is more or less isolated from the outside world (converging though).