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Google Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "It's Google, and it's better than the reputation."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Where else can you work at this scale?

    Cons

    If you're not in California, there are somewhat fewer opportunities. Not you can take all the opportunities that show up anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the company out more... Silicon Valley is a risk factor because there are too many eggs in that one basket.

    Google2017-08-12
  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Perks, smart colleagues, heaps of cash, products with huge impact

    Cons

    Big corporation, slow to change or create new stuff, general sense of disillusionment

    Advice to Management

    Make coding fun again.

    Google2017-02-28
  3. "One of the best"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Work life balance, technology, learning, and career growth

    Cons

    Long working hours sometimes, otherwise its perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on new technologies.

    Google2017-01-21
  4. "Quite good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a chance to work with some of the best software engineers around...

    Cons

    Some team are too much political...

    Google2019-07-14
  5. "Great care of people, lot of focus on promotion"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take very good care of their people. Lots of challenging work.

    Cons

    More manual work than expected. People feeling very entitled, even though they are very nice. Scale and complexity of most of their systems. A significant portion of the people are focused on promotion.

    Google2019-07-09
  6. "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer 

      I have been working at Google full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Strong engineering culture, people who like to get things done, treats employees well.

      Cons

      Getting a bit too large

      Google2019-06-18
    • "Great company for freshers not so much for lateral hires"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      You get to work with some of the best people.

      Cons

      The flat hierarchy doesn't seem to work well in Indian set up.

      Google2019-06-26
    • "Solid pay & perks, slowly becoming "corporate""

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        Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

        I worked at Google full-time

        Pros

        Great benefits and very competitive salaries. Coworkers are generally nice and talented in their field. Software tools tend to be quite good and there are lots of different projects to work on.

        Cons

        Innovation at the company seems to happen in fits and starts. It's hard to see an overall strategy; over-reliance on ad revenues. Attention to financial discipline is starting to erode investment in employees, and it's unclear if the hiring rate is sustainable while maintaining the same standards.

        Google2019-05-28
      • "Google is a religion cult"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Nice infrastructure, good work-life balance.

        Cons

        Poor leadership vision, politics, not many good projects.

        Google2019-06-26
      • "Great Place to work"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        I love this place! warm and welcoming people.

        Cons

        no cons are here at Google.

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you are doing and you will be just find.

        Google2019-05-17
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