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Updated Jul 25, 2014
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4.2 2,311 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,232 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development(in 103 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro(in 218 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging(in 98 reviews)

  • Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it(in 70 reviews)

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    Highly recommend to others

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

    ProsNice compensation, nice culture, career growth, nice and smart people, free food

    ConsBusier than most big companies, which is both good and bad

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

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    Google Tokyo

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Tokyo (Japan)

    ProsSmart people everywhere.
    Work in Tokyo, but without the bureaucracy of a typical Japanese company (no timecards! no fax machines!).
    Salary very high for a Tokyo-based job.
    Work at a Google, but without all the commuting of the main HQ.
    Make things people actually use.

    ConsSmart people everywhere.
    Getting overcrowded. Perks, kitchens are worse than in other Googles.
    Office essentially segregates the engineers from the non-engineers (different floors), gives it a weird feeling.
    Harder to get promoted higher than senior in a non-MTV office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand your international offices, they're a competitive advantage against the other silicon valley giants.

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

     

    Nice Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe place is nice to work but no work life balance

    ConsWork life balance could be surely improved.

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    Hr process is not great.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPerks. Benefits are great, but work culture depends only on your team

    ConsBase salary is much lower than expected

    Advice to Senior ManagementBase salary is much lower than expected

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome people awesome company

    Account Strategist (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsPerks, Culture, People, Management which cant get any better- all under one roof

    ConsPromotions, career opportunities may take a while, but worth it.

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

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    Great workplace, inspires you to come to work everyday

    Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) Ann Arbor, MI (US)

    ProsCutting edge technology, best-in-class colleagues, working with industry leaders.
    Great perks and benefits (probably the best), and best of all, the Googley culture.
    Being at the forefront of what is shaping the world's digital future.

    ConsEverybody is smart, so it does get very competitive. Promotions get unduly given to folks at times.
    There is a strong focus on operating efficiency which is good, but it does tend to clash with the free-flowing culture of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on promoting faster to avoid losing great talent. This tends to be the major reason for people leaving, as most other things are fantastic here.

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

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    Great resources to train new engineers, lots of fun and collaboration

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA (US)

    ProsFlexible work schedule, good pay, fascinating projects, learn tons, think about new problems, really interesting co-workers

    Consvery ambitious company makes work environment stressful at times. It is easy to feel like you don't measure up to your coworkers

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

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    Best Company

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

    ProsThey «take care» about your health;
    They provide you many transports inside google;
    They provide you a nice salary, the best food;
    There are great people and great environments to work on;
    There are everything you need to play, think, rest, sleep.
    Inside Google, there's another world, on the other side of the universe. A better world that want to make the difference.

    ConsProbably you will not want to leave of your workplace (Google).

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing to say about this.

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

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    Wonderful Place

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

    ProsBenefits, perks, interesting projects, learning and growth opportunity. Google offers a lot of career development, and even a lot of entertainment onsite.

    ConsOverheads of checking in codes, politics in certain groups. Sometimes people are spending a lot of time working just on trivial stuff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on technical stuff

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

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    Positive and challenging.

    Web Developer (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA (US)

    Pros* Open bottom-up culture.
    * Never a dull moment.

    Cons* Lots of competition from all the very smart coworkers. Promotions are challenging.

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

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