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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A nice place you can work for whole life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google full-time

ProsHigh pay, great benefits, food provided everyday

ConsNot everybody is smart enough

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 intern at!

BOLD Intern (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Pros- Fun corporate culture
- Competitive pay
- Amazing people
- Challenging work
- Good work-life balance
- Plenty of opportunity to travel
- Free food!

Cons- Very demanding
- High expectations
- Stressful

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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pretty good

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Prosgood benefits, good people to work with

Consnot much, except it's competitive

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google as an intern

ProsGreat employee benefits, games and fun including complementary food, transport and gym. Good environment for networking and social events.

ConsDifficult to get into company and also to move up when in. Does not appreciate people with language skills enough and values universities based on name rather than world ranking.

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

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AdWords Associate (Current Employee)
Kitchener, ON

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

ProsA typical day is 9-5 and the workplace is positive. The hardest part of my job is being recognized. The most enjoyable part of my job is the freedom the position gives me.

Conslimited work/life balance, expected to work on paid holidays, little advancement opportunities, very competitive culture

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't konw

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

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Amazing company where you can work on world-changing challenges

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google full-time

ProsSurrounded by incredible people, working on some of the coolest problems in the world. The company is a rocket ship and, early in your career, you really get way more responsibility than you probably should.

ConsDefinitely not a startup anymore and you can start to feel the bureaucracy creeping in. Also, opportunities to really move up quickly are tougher to come by.

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

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Fun, exciting projects. Great colleagues, great team culture, great food, great pay.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google

ProsFun, exciting projects. Great colleagues, great team culture, great food, great pay.

ConsToo many smart people around to push you to your boundary.

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Mostly good

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe usual: compensation, interesting projects, good food, company cares about employees ... (see below) ...

Cons... as long as productivity is there. Work life balance is possible, but you won't get promoted if you work "only" 40 hours a week.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee cons.

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

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Field Tech Support (Former Employee)

I worked at Google as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe work experience here changed me so much.

ConsI don't have negative opinion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCreative team, flexible work arrangements, encouraged to think outside of the box

ConsIs there Work Life balance?

Advice to Senior ManagementHow are you attracting & retaining new talent?

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

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