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Employee Review

"Good people working on cool problems."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in London, England
Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in London, England
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

- They care a lot about the well-being of their employees.
- Good salary.
- Lots of interesting projects at Google and the flexibility to move between teams every year or so.
- Lots of room to learn from veterans in the field and bullet-proof infrastructure.

Cons

- Can sometimes feel like a small piece of a big puzzle.
- Some teams can have boring projects.
- Sometimes work can feel slow-paced (compared to working in a smaller company or start-up).

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Software engineer"

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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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexibility and working culture.

    Cons

    It's competitive and very difficult to get hired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to diversify away from ads.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you can avoid corporate politics."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Operations Specialist in London, England
    Former Contractor - Operations Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You've heard it all before.

    - Great Projects
    -Good Salary
    -Free Food
    -Good workplace environment
    -Being treated equally

    Cons

    -Working below your skillset
    -Office politics can be VERY strong in some projects
    -Easy to be lost in a big company (hard to stand out)

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with who you allow to be middle management, as many unexperienced/new managers were more interested in fudging KPIs than actually getting quality work done.

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