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Updated 31 January, 2015
Updated 31 January, 2015
2,959 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    AWesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Visakhapatnam (India)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Visakhapatnam (India)

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth & opportunity , More Income , Partnership , Team

    Cons

    Start up for now
    but soon getting better and best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    -great environment
    -great people
    -great training and opportunities

    Cons

    -little to no work life balance

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Outside of Mountainview, you feel out of the loop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - great perks; they try hard to make it a nice place to work
    - very smart people
    - not a lot of politics for a big company
    - decent pay

    Cons

    - career management is very hard
    - too many smart people means your talent is often wasted on trivial stuff
    - outside of main campus options for advancement are even more limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Software Development Engineer

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Delicious free food. Free company culture.

    Cons

    Big company so the effect of person is very small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I get to take naps during the work day

    Cons

    Everyone is a snob. And California is backwards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company!

    • 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

    Pros

    People are amazingly intelligent. These people will change the world.

    Cons

    Nothing absolutely nothing. Google works on innovating projects that are thought-provoking, never a dull day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay with a ton of perks. Managers and very knowledgeable and want you to succeed. I have not met a single person who I have not liked.

    Cons

    Benefits are just okay, nothing spectacular. I feel like all I do is work and sleep. Sometimes feel like I am an impostor and I do not belong, as everyone makes sure to make it known that they are the "best" in their field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment with great perks and exit opportunities.

    Cons

    Not many, work-life balance is what you make of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on Truckin'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Google

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    you can't go wrong with google

    Cons

    i don't think i have any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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

    Pros

    Benefits, freedom, great coworkers, meritocracy

    Cons

    Not much but hiring bar is high and you need to keep performing

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