Don’t talk down on the competition. Learn from the competition and work on delivering the best product for your users.. Having a billion users is a huge responsibility. The rollout process is slow because of how many users your changes impact and they take that very seriously.. Integrations create magic and product stickiness . If you are part of the Google ecosystem, you understand how nicely your information integrates across products. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. People want to help and know more than you which making your life easier.. “It’s the senior engineer’s job to create more senior engineers.”. We live in an age of distraction. If you want to get something done, you should carve out some uninterrupted time to focus deeply.. Build tools and systems to solve your own problems. Google has problems of scale no other company have.. All of their internal tools are developed internally to make your daily work life easier.. Engineers set the schedule. Google is an engineering led company.. The managers are mainly there to make sure you have everything you need to do great work.. They have one codebase. Their single repository, aka monorepo, is the home of all of the code for gmail, youtube, google, photos, maps, calendar, etc.