Google Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)

Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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  1. Best Company ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never had a better work life balance or perks

    Cons

    Very competitive and you compete with the best

  2. Senior consultant for packaged software solutions

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities in a big company

    Cons

    extensive traveling causes a difficult work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Open more dialog with senior management and ground level employees

  3. Great company, great culture.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great organization, very bright people. Great food and very rewarding work. Everyone wants you to succeed.

    Cons

    No real downsides at working at this company, everyone is great and the culture is great. Not able to think of anything not great about the company.

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  5. Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    awesome work ethics and people

    Cons

    lots of work to do at all the time

  6. good company

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    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice city, arround the lake, everyone's super nice

    Cons

    Not much to say about it

    Advice to Management

    good

  7. Great Company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Environment, Productive, Huge Money

    Cons

    Not many
    -Some Good People
    -Avoid Cafeteria discussions

    Advice to Management

    GodSpeed!
    Best Management you ever will have! They are invisible.

  8. Thrilling, challenging, rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with exceptionally talented and intelligent Type A personalities and being involved in something huge. On the sales side, everyone wants to hear from you, rather than having to do a hard sell. It's great to work for a company with such a great (and well-deserved) reputation, since people naturally want to partner with you.

    Cons

    Being pulled in a million different directions at once and being at the mercy of every-changing corporate initiatives. Also, after some time, the tidal wave of corporate reporting has a tendency to get in the way of actually getting your job done.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great people, big corporation

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, ON

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are definitely the most talented I've ever worked with. The culture is friendly and laid back, and they do a lot to foster awareness about topical issues like diversity in STEM and privacy issues. I've learned a lot of technical and soft skills.

    Cons

    It is no longer a start-up. You are one of many stars, all competing to outshine each other. Recognition is hard to obtain, unless you work on one of the very few shiny projects. It is very Calfornia-centric, with the commensurate decrease in life quality doing late evening meetings a lot. Stack ranking is a big demotivator.

  10. Head of Industry

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    Former Employee - Head of Industry
    Former Employee - Head of Industry

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fast-paced company with very smart and talented people.
    - Endless possibility to stretch and learn.
    - Amazing pay & benefits.

    Cons

    - Poor people management with unclear performance review and promotion process.
    - Lots of reorgs with unclear communication and transition plans.
    - Internal mobility is unclear and hard.

    Advice to Management

    Work on a people development program and promotion process that is more focused on performance and less on appearances.

  11. They are expanding their office right now, its been a great experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Work life balanced, very flexible, lots of team building activities

    Cons

    You have to learn a lot, fast paced and need to be 100% committed all the time

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