Google
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Updated Apr 19, 2014
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4.2 2,095 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,080 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development"
    in 92 reviews
  • "Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro"
    in 207 reviews
Cons:
  • "This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging"
    in 85 reviews
  • "Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it"
    in 68 reviews
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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsPerks are unmatched! Smart colleagues, interesting projects

Consthe perks can also find you always working late hours!

Advice to Senior Managementwork-life balance is important!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Google

ProsGood compensation, fun and challenging problems

ConsIt's a big company. There's red tape.

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Great

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits great company to work here

ConsBureaucracy is a big problem

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsChanging the world one step at a time

ConsToo much talent in one place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best company to start your career in.

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery data driven culture.Engineering is respected and heard a lot. Get to work on state of art technologies and hone variety of skills.

ConsEasy to get lost in the crowd. So many extraordinary people surrounding can sometimes be overwhelming and get to your nerves. But the company has become so big that nobody would care if you just came to work to eat, gossip and take your paycheck.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective in who you hire and be ready to let them go if you have to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience!

Project Planning (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsColleagues are nice and super smart! Good working environment!

ConsIt's very stressful. Always working over time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to build your career in sales - if as a contractor

Leads Development (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Google as a contractor for less than a year

Prosfreebies, free food, free snacks pool gym etc... and decent salary - also great atmosphere - but i have to say as sales goes there are higher paying companies, although there less benefits in other companies - it depends what you want : benefits vs salary -

Consnot really just there are higher paying companies, contract workers have little hope of permanent position, or commission and must wait 3 months if renewing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A nice place you can work for whole life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google full-time

ProsHigh pay, great benefits, food provided everyday

ConsNot everybody is smart enough

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Greatest place ever

VIP (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

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

ProsThis is the best place in the world.so many new ideas and innovations that impact the world, and to be apart of that is completely riveting.

ConsGreat minds think alike, and working amongst so many great minds sometimes it becomes a challenge deciding whose idea is the best.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a time machine already.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They care about employees

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

ProsAmazing culture
Learning opportunities
Work-life balance
Great managers (most of the times)

ConsToo few teams in remote locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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