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Program Manager

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  London, England
Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England

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

Pros

Google remains an outstanding employer

Cons

Very competitive - can be hard for career progression
Engineering outside the US can be challenging

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alright Alright Alright Alright

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money Funds Salary People Effort

    Cons

    Bureaucracy Government Like Innovation Shrinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell Stock Soon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you're an engineer, not so great if you're in UX or not in Mountain View

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, cool projects and great colleagues. You have to find the right project though, where the team does appreciate UX as that's not always the case. Manage that and you'll have a blast. Also great benefits (good pension, medical insurance plus things like gym membership, and of course free food) and a very decent salary.

    Cons

    Google doesn't really seem to understand UX. Design decisions are often made by committee and based on technology or what the VP likes. The UX designer then gets the job of painting the pixels. There's also little understanding of the different roles within UX (visual designer, interaction designer, researcher). I find the work very simple and repetitive do miss the more interesting bits of UX design (conceptual, strategical work)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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