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Great company, great people, lots of opportunities

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google

Pros

(1) Culture - very open, lots of respect for people, not hierarchical
(2) People - highly driven, intelligent and very friendly
(3) Opportunities - high growth, still at the beginning of the advertising shift online
(4) Nature of the work - fast paced, highly innovative

Cons

(1) Worklife/balance - very hard working environment. Can be a con for some. Overall the company tries to manage this as best as possible, but the reality of being in a fast-growing highly innovative company is more work than in a slower paced environment
(2) Getting large/bureaucratic - for a fast moving company, it has grown up since the mid-2000s and so is more bureaucratic than say a startup but MUCH LESS than other corporates

Advice to ManagementAdvice

(1) Keep thinking big but acting small - entrepreneurial/innovative in a much bigger field / company
(2) Continue to hire the best - this drives all the pros of working at Google

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
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    I have been working at Google

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    Cons

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    retain top talents in the company.

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    Former Employee - Something
    Former Employee - Something

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great engineers, good products, free food and all expense paid trips to ski resorts and what not. Not to mention the free t-shirts.

    Cons

    Too many managers from Microsoft who brought their own culture to the company. Too many mid level managers who have now more or less made the top management inaccessible

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    Stop hiring managers from Microsoft. Promote qualified candidates from within.

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