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Google Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
2,442 Reviews

4.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Large Corp to work for

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

    Pros

    Perks, free lunches, etc. Google setup the current model for a lot of younger companies around the world and successfully created a culture of sharing and community.

    Cons

    Google will let you balance your life, but unless you're really good, expectations are high and a lot of overtime will be needed to reach up the ladder. Google won't force you, but it is still a meritocracy.

  2.  

    Great!

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. Great food!

    Cons

    Balance! Make sure you don't get too distracted by all the perks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this particular time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I am feeling lucky... While working at Google

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategist, Product Quality Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Strategist, Product Quality Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Work culture
    Awesome Food
    Global exposure
    Benefits/perks
    Gives you an entrepreneurship platform

    Cons

    The company puts you in a comfort zone and makes it difficult to get out of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    In and out place but still better than most places, and you learn a ton.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sense of community, nice work and life balance, and grand thinking.

    Cons

    Getting stuck in the middle of bad management really turns your work life upside down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time-off policies and follow the company values instead of setting your own for others to take after.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mentally challenging

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Networking, advancing the stat of art consumer technologies

    Cons

    work-life balance issues, high living expenses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work in allowing the employees to innovate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing place!

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

    Pros

    I love the free food, the amazing people, and spectacular environment. A beautiful company.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be a little stressful, because there's a lot to be done. Hours can be long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best perks, smart teammate, nice work, environment, good, food

    Cons

    moving slow growing into a big company

  9.  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Benefits and perks - great place to learn new things

    Cons

    Keeping up with the ever changing world of google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When acquiring a company their needs to be a better way to integrate new acquired employees to culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    CRM Intern

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    Current Employee - CRM Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - CRM Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Work Environment is good as well as the facility and flexibility

    Cons

    Salary does not commensurate with qualification compared to consulting firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One AWesome Place!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    What is not to love!!! This place has it all!

    Cons

    Never a dull moment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work - continue to be the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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