If I were you........ I'd find a way to work at Google. Google is much more dynamic than Maxim. Managers ALWAYS talk up their company without exceptions. It's a recruiting strategy. Remember...if they want you they'll try to sell you on the company in a very non-objective way. NEVER listen to the hiring manager's sales pitch. ALWAYS find out from a diverse cross-section of workers what things are REALLY like.
Best of luck...I'm sure you'll do fine as long as you are cautious.