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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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    Google's a great company, but hard to understand

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits, including very generous match for charitable donations.

    Cons

    Needs to be run more tightly and with more focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time and resources getting new employees oriented and productive.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Google

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Food, Gym, People, Office, Internet

    Cons

    Long work hours, poor middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain top talents in the company.

    No opinion of CEO
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