Google Reviews

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
2,508 Reviews
4.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 117 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 244 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 111 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    free food, snacks, and plenty of distractions to balance your day...

    Cons

    Sometimes the direction can be a cluster...

  2.  

    good for tenured engineer; bad for passionate engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very good life-work balance; very good compensation

    Cons

    work on small things; lots of doc/design reading

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very comfortable environment and smart people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, great infrastructure, good pay, good hours, good benefits, really take care of their employees. I had a really good experience working there since my work was very prevalent and easy to show to people. Millions of users used my project so even as an intern I really felt as if I was making an impact.

    Cons

    Hard to grow to a higher position, everyone is extremely qualified

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, free food, smart people, interesting projects, all this while having a huge impact

    Cons

    It is getting a big company - so politics is creeping in, a lot of slack in pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - People want to grow, create opportunities for them. Beyond promotions, what else can the management offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyable!

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    Former Employee - Associate Account Strategist  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    -good food and TGIFs rock!
    -great people
    -work-life balance
    -The games room will keep you busy for a while :P

    Cons

    -Job profile is not challenging especially for people looking to work up the ladder.
    -The work tends to get monotonous and after a period of time 'burnout' becomes inevitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good times

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere. Management was motivating.

    Cons

    Time was always a problem. The clocks never worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to put batteries in the clocks. AA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern Job Interview

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    Current Employee - GCH  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - GCH in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    They paid for almost everything of my trip as an intern and helped me a lot. The trip was ok and they managed all the logistic so it was ok. I had not to think about any details of paying, food, where to sleep or anything

    Cons

    It was really not a lot of time only 3 months internships should last longer. I think my internship was different form the rest so I'm not sure its gonna be the same for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study a lot of algorithms

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent learning experience

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

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

    Pros

    Sense of community is really great, campus is beautiful. Like a continuation of a intensive college experience. Would recommend to anyone who has the opportunity.

    Cons

    Very smart people in all divisions, can be hard to stand out at times. Lots of brogrammers and Stanford kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun

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    Current Employee - EMT  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - EMT in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun alot of resources. food is amazing.

    Cons

    should have more input in the contracts they hand out to various companies like astreya

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    awesome experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    good working environment,exposure,technology,work life balance

    Cons

    tougher and harder to compete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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