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Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
2,795 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work is rewarded with raises and bonuses

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Whenever I've worked extra hard or stood out, I've been rewarded with salary bumps and big bonuses. I like that my accomplishments are noticed by my manager and peers and rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    Google is a big company; you need to make sure you're on the right team. I felt suffocated on my first team but LOVE my second (current) team. Some of my friends have had very different experiences because they're on different teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Google program manager work review. It is truely the best company to work for, ever!! Regret leaving my first job!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Ownership, entrepreneurial culture in a big firm, fun, free food, lots of travel, high budgets, parties, growth, good prospects

    Cons

    big company, need to prove yourself to succeed, too much ownership so it's bad if you are used to being told what to do, how to do things rather than finding your way on your own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Free food and free drinks

    Cons

    Lots if A type personalities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Google

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Best place to work. They have so many benefits, allow you to work 20% of time on your own projects, can bring dog to work, food court, exercise so much to love.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel like I am required to live at work. I would like to spend more time with my family than is sometimes expected of me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good leadership, more interaction day to day with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Area Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Sales Executive in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Area Sales Executive in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best Benefit , team work , balance work and life

    Cons

    very good team work, smooth work and manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good team work and management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Wonderful work culture , talented people, nice environment, Growth may be slow due to good competition, overall a good c

    • 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

    Good leadership, easily approachable managers, c-operative work envornment, caring company, wonderful perks and benefits..easily one of the best companies to work for.

    Cons

    extreme competition can hinder the growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovative spirit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freedom in a very competitive environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great freedom to thrive for own and company development.

    Cons

    highly competitive environment , work life balance is a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast Pace, Challenging but no work life balance

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging and impactful work, fast pace, professional growth

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance, Stress and fast pace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work as a contractor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    they feed you breakfast lunch and dinner
    the offices are open spaces designed to encourage employee interaction
    you are always on the cutting edge of something great and a new invention
    the money is great

    Cons

    they dont hire many contractors as full time Google employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your contractors and bring them to full time employees, it costs more to keep hiring contractors then just hiring them as full time employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    technical, smart people, open culture, flexible internal transfers

    Cons

    a bit routine, execution could be slow sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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