Google Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Google Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Google as an intern

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Difficult 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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Google

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Adwords Associate in Kitchener, ON
    Current Contractor - Adwords Associate in Kitchener, ON

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    I don't konw

  3. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company where you can work on world-changing challenges

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

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

    Pros

    Surrounded 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.

    Cons

    Definitely 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.

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  5. Helpful (3)

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Mostly good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The 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 Management

    See cons.

  7. Google

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Field Tech Support
    Former Contractor - Field Tech Support

    I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The work experience here changed me so much.

    Cons

    I don't have negative opinion

  8. Helpful (4)

    a very competitive and political atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytical Lead in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Analytical Lead in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - very international team
    - nice office with good benefits (free food and lunch, gym)

    Cons

    - very high volume of work
    - very political;
    - talended people are not rewarded;
    - no careers opportunities
    - no life/balance (you need to go out every week to be promoted)

    Advice to Management

    - be human and fair

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Is there Work Life balance?

    Advice to Management

    How are you attracting & retaining new talent?

  10. A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Great Culture
    - Good Pay
    - Amazing People
    - Many Learning Experiences
    - Real Responsibility
    - Free Food

    Cons

    - A lot to learn in 12 weeks

  11. Helpful (2)

    Work darn hard, but it's very rewarding on many levels

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accounts Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Accounts Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Incredibly talented teammates, great camaraderie and passion to excel. Fantastic work environment (food, massages, games, etc.). Powerful products.

    Cons

    Not for those who aren't willing to give it 110% and work hard for it. Work-life balance isn't impossible, but you have to be extremely efficient and effective in order to achieve some degree of balance.

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