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Google Reviews

Updated 25 November, 2014
Updated 25 November, 2014
2,706 Reviews
4.4
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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.  

    Amazing place to call work.

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom of creativity. I am able to create my own responsibilities and the folks I work with are incredibly intelligent, creating world changing consumer products.

    Cons

    It's really important to stay ahead of the group I support, but given things change on a daily basis, priorities are never the same from day to day. I don't consider this to be a con, but its something to consider. You must be adaptable as well as have a great sense of humor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tech Intern

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    • 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
  3.  

    BEst

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Everything is as good as it is in this company

    Cons

    nothing is a bad in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i dont like to advice u on this moment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing company, great culture, some of the best people I've ever met

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    -Amazing people
    -Very few companies are innovating at this scale
    -Can move around internally, by location or fuction, pretty easily
    -Amazing place to learn, build network and gain perspective that is hard to get elsewhere
    -Company culture is fantastic. People can really be themselves and that is embraced.

    Cons

    -Becoming a bigger company
    -Promotions can be frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving up is becoming very difficult. Promotion cycles and performance review system are very frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Google Style

    • 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

    Good benefits. They have smart people there. If the work done really makes sense, it gets launched fairly quickly. Not too much pressure, I feel people there have good balance between work and family. The way things work out - large code base, automatic MR jobs, code reviews... are Google style, and they are awesome

    Cons

    I hear that the food is getting worse (mainly due to the size increase). You want to really stand out for a promotion - but they have many great people there, so this can be tricky.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Short but sweet

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Solid benefits and very smart people with amazing location and campus

    Cons

    Red tap and bureaucracy with management in marketing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Internship ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Best Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Leader in tech innovation, amazing work culture, great benefits including free food, bus service and much more. Transparency.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the amazing work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work with

    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary is above average; Perks are unbeatable, and freedom is unparalleled. You couldn't find a better company to work with than this company.

    Cons

    You could get complacent and your vision get dimmed by the beauty of this place; and work environment could be less hippy.

  11.  

    SMB full time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    The working environment is amazing!

    Cons

    Not a great place for business students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The working environment is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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