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Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
2,936 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.  

    Great people, teams, and benefits...becoming a "big company"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Impactful work is definitely valued and recognized.
    New ideas are welcome.
    People are great.

    Cons

    Becoming more like a "big company," depending on which department you work in. Becoming more bureaucratic and political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep central to "Google values."
    Allow flexibility in location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Still a great company with tons of talents

    • 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

    A company that in general really care about its employees. Good benefits

    Cons

    Not growing as fast as it used to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    best experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    great environment wonderful people . I learned a lot from this company.

    Cons

    The company should focus more on the development side of they newly hired employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Big Data and Big Minds

    • 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

    There is an opportunity to make an impact on a large number of people.

    Cons

    Delicious food results in me gaining weight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Google is everything I hoped for

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Amazingly smart colleagues
    Great innovation
    Being a part of a company that really helps make our world a better place
    Benefits, benefits, benefits
    Being appreciated
    Being apart of something huge
    Fast paced and challenging
    Freedom to do what inspires you
    Tons of growth potential and flexibility to explore the company

    Cons

    Politics are a thing. A big thing
    Hierarchy is inevitable with a company this big, but it is a huge problem here
    Self-entitled and pretentious a--holes are around every corner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No better way to get a stamp of approval for your own career

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Really top notch people who are passionate about both work - and their own lives - makes for great work / life balance.

    All of the great perks you've heard rumors of are true. Definitely miss the high quality free lunches!

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit of a black box, but is very competitive to other firms when you lump in all of the other benefits. Politics can be a bit rough depending on the department you're in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Google is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Hires the best and the brightest people and works on ambitious goals.
    You work on things that matter in the world.
    Larry has a great vision for the company.

    Cons

    Company has gotten too large and lots of red tape to get work done.
    Should be more leadership development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify decision making to keep speed up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    google junior programming analyst review

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    good money nice stock options

    Cons

    long hours too much work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more money more work from home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    It was very good money

    Cons

    Hard work but it pays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture.

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

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

    Pros

    The best work culture and a great collection of people all in one place.

    Cons

    Peer pressure is very high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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