Google Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
2,612 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    SALES AND OPERATIONS AT GOOGLE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of smart people.
    ability to meet a lot of clients from all industries
    great reputation
    benefits are fantastic
    ability to travel to various google offices

    Cons

    The company towards the last part of my tenure has been way too political for my taste.
    The other issue is that the company was sometimes too slow to react to certain threats (eg social) which was disappointing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out ways to make the company less political
    Hire less people with consulting background.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    software engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    great benefit, great grow opportunity

    Cons

    life work balance is not so good

  3.  

    It's the best company I've ever worked for in the 38 years since I graduated college.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, outstanding benefits and perks, excellent salaries, and lots of opportunity to do what you love. Everything you've heard about working for Google is true.

    Cons

    It's starting to become a little less firm in its moral stances and starting to bend with the prevailing political winds a little too much. In other words, it's starting to behave more like a multi-billion dollar international corporation than a passionate silicon valley technological trail breaker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the right wing political lobbyists and practice what you preach. If Google is going to say that privacy and climate change are important issues, then it needs to actively support them for the good of everyone and not just for the employees of Google.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    What you've heard is true!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google as a contractor

    Pros

    Interesting work, great food, nice campus.

    Cons

    Conversion is difficult, may work mostly with other contractors.

  6.  

    It's all about the Impact

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    The company has a very positive environment and work culture. Employees are evaluated on the basis of the impact they bring in the society through their innovations.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons personally.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Awsome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people and lots of perks. They are doing everything to make you happy.

    Cons

    You might end up spending too much time at the office. But it's everyone's choice.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Learning Experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - APM Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - APM Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had a wonderful time at Google as an APM intern. The experience definitely shaped how I look at myself, and how I want to approach the rest of my career.

    Cons

    It's HUGE! It's sometimes hard to get things done because of how many different people you need to talk to, and how many different knobs and levers you have to get turned.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AdWords Account Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - AdWords Account Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    challenge
    opportunities within a specific area

    Cons

    Didn't feel driven
    Cross functional opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people are wonderful, you learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    gotten more corporate. lots of people to convince to make substantial changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits for employees in the market for technology industry

    Cons

    Located close to big cities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move to small cities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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