Google
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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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4.2 2,099 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,082 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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Amazing

Enterprise Lead Generation Associate (Former Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

ProsGreat team and environment
Amazing benefits
Lots of smart people

ConsAlmost no place for growth within the same role, and you become overqualified for the role fairly quickly

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Great!

Analyst (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat company to work for! The company offers great products and is full of great people.

ConsThe working environment is very competitive. It is a big company for starters. Work life balance could be better.

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

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a good company

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

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood technology, smart people, can move within company with descent support.

ConsLots of energy and time wasted on politics. More people than the work needed.

Advice to Senior ManagementCross sites interaction is tough.

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 work, AFTER you advance your career.

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

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat culture. Great food. Lots of energetic people with a variety of interests. Whatever you're into, you'll find a group of people to do it with at Google, whether it's ports, fitness, music, or racing.

ConsManagers don't seem to be incentivized to help you advance your career. The promotion process is the biggest pain you can imagine, and completely self-propelled. If you're not the type that likes to promote yourself, you'll be stuck at the bottom for a long time.

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

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The GREATEST company I've ever worked for!

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

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

ProsGoogle has the GREATEST perks in the world!

ConsGoogle can be very secretive when releasing new products.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication with employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Prosit is very nice to work in google

Consno so much bad things about this company

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

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Great Company

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Kirkland, WA (US)

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

ProsIncredibly smart people, challenging work, good management, and excellent perks and compensation make this a great place to work.

ConsSometimes hubris can be a problem - people assume that of course what we do will be the best, because we're Google.

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

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Amazing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google

ProsCommon Sense approach to everything from HR to work life balance.

ConsGetting to feel very big.

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Invaluable experience and transportable skills

Senior Account Manager (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- 5 years spent in Google are equivalent to 10 years working anywhere else when it comes to experience
- fantastic colleagues
- great opportunities for job and geographic mobility
- exceptional social activities

Cons- the size of the company and the ability to make an impact
- junior managers with very little experience

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

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Love it

Business Associate Intern (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsCulture, compensation and company. In addition very good conditions

ConsWorking hours and the fact that senior management does not regards interns as added-value tool

Advice to Senior ManagementShould consider the progression of interns

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