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Google Reviews

Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
2,697 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 128 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 252 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 115 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 85 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Internship ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone there is a genius but they are patient with you and don't expect you to know everything.
    The benefits are amazing. You get to have fun in and out of the office.
    You are properly rewarded for your extra hard work.
    There are amazing full time career prospects if you perform well on the internship.

    Cons

    Some departments don't offer full time career conversion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, smart people, rewarding, super nice office and you get a lot of nice trips!

    Cons

    In Brazil there is not so many growth opportunities, takes a long time to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more result oriented and recognize the good ones.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Computer Science Academy Resident

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Smart people
    Lots of opportunities within the company
    Working on bleeding edge technologies

    Cons

    High emphasis on technical and less emphasis on other skills. If you are a Back-end guy this is the place for you but if you are a front-end and UI person there is less respect to your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high emphasis on pure technical work create less room for people with different set of skills essential for success of products like Google +.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Active team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team I worked in was very active. Team members liked to help each other and it was fun most of the time.

    Cons

    Not much. Just that sometimes it was too much work and not enough time and energy to enjoy private life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to new employee as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people around you.
    More than 20 cafes are available.
    Convenient transportation (Free shuttle and GBike)
    High salary of course

    Cons

    Campus is too big.
    Some projects are trivial.
    I cannot think of any more since Intern program is sooo fancy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tech Intern

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

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best company to work for, great culture and great people, very good learning experience

    Cons

    No, that I know of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture as company grows even larger

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Internally very transparent. Few things are kept super secretive, unlike the other big company. Great work-life balance, great teams, leaders, and benefits. Innovation is the soul of Google's culture, and everyone on any level is allowed to innovate and express different opinions. Greatest company on the planet for employees.

    Cons

    The path of promotion is really long. If you are looking for a place where you can climb the career ladder fast, it's not the right place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best office in the world !

    Cons

    None cons in this google !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can't beat it. I worked here for a year, in one of the smaller east coast offices. The greatest benefit, other than a great working environment, is the opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you can make it happen, Google will give you the resources to make it happen.

    Cons

    It's a huge company, lower level position can sometimes be out of the loop. Internal communications is not always done most efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on internal communication so that all levels, especially client facing positions, are on the same page as upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company but not for all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great for learning, Very great for work. Fantastic pay and benefits. Easy access to your seniors. Management is very good.

    Cons

    Mobility within department is hard. People usually struggle to survive but live their life somehow. so, not for all people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    No opinion of CEO

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