Google
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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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4.2 2,086 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,078 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development"
    in 92 reviews
  • "Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro"
    in 207 reviews
Cons:
  • "This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging"
    in 85 reviews
  • "Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it"
    in 68 reviews
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Great Company

Account Strategist (Former Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood atmosphere in the company

ConsThe Benefits could be increased around insurance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to build your career in sales - if as a contractor

Leads Development (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Google as a contractor for less than a year

Prosfreebies, free food, free snacks pool gym etc... and decent salary - also great atmosphere - but i have to say as sales goes there are higher paying companies, although there less benefits in other companies - it depends what you want : benefits vs salary -

Consnot really just there are higher paying companies, contract workers have little hope of permanent position, or commission and must wait 3 months if renewing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsPerks are unmatched! Smart colleagues, interesting projects

Consthe perks can also find you always working late hours!

Advice to Senior Managementwork-life balance is important!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsThe office is great. You get free meals/snacks, massages in the office, and a great work environment. There are also a lot of educational opportunities and trainings so you feel like you're always learning and growing as an employee.

ConsExpectations are very high and people can be very competitive depending on your field. It can be stressful. In addition, it seems most people work round the clock and I found myself on email nights/weekends, not because I had to be, but I felt that it was the norm. It can take over your life a bit.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend more fairly giving perf. It seems that the calibrations for people's final perf scores are based mainly on hitting a certain average for each team which can be very unfair.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google

Proswell paid and good people

Consno any cons, i like it

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They care about employees

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsAmazing culture
Learning opportunities
Work-life balance
Great managers (most of the times)

ConsToo few teams in remote locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very good company

Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

Prosvery good company to work with.

Constoo much push and stress.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google

ProsBest company to work for.

ConsSilicon Valley goes though a major housing crisis. If you don't make $400k/yr. you shouldn't be here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google

ProsGood compensation, fun and challenging problems

ConsIt's a big company. There's red tape.

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Great Perks!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google as an intern

ProsFun loving people to work with
Great Company culture
A lot of perks

ConsNot much room fro growth
Management can be arrogant at times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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