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  1.  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Nice city, arround the lake, everyone's super nice

    Cons

    Not much to say about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best tech company to work for

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Free food, paternity leave, get to take a break and cool off outside, great environment, great company, great products, awesome

    Cons

    Hard to move up and promote within the company, lots of competition from other employees than are way better than you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    An incredible place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Year after year, Google is rated the best company to work for. Open culture, interesting people, passionate about making an impact on the world.

    Cons

    All the free food is tough to resist :) Google is a big company, so it can't move as fast as a startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

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  5.  

    Best company I've ever worked for

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, peers, mentors, smart people, great ideas, a constant challenge, fun, perks, remuneration package, environment.

    Cons

    super demanding, competitive, highly political, many roles could be seen as 'cog in a wheel' - hard to understand impact. work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Becoming quite hierarchical. Getting slower. Harder to change things. Over reporting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing, great environment, able to test new things

    • 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

    You can make a difference

    Cons

    Can be very demanding if you are not up to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, perks, salary, interesting products, great career opportunities.

    Cons

    The Bay Area is getting increasingly expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best combinations of work and play

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

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible perks (i.e. bowling alley, juice bar, indoor rock climbing wall) and driven employees. Such a rewarding atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Because of the highly qualified employees, the atmosphere can also at times feel competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing benefits and relaxed work experience with lots of opportunities for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - User Experience Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Intern - User Experience Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, the attitude is really relaxed. People are very willing to chat with you about anything and they really want to share their knowledge with people The lifestyle is amazing, with opportunities for improvement in all areas that you could imagine including health

    Cons

    There is the tendency to stay on campus really late so work life balance isn't great. I'd also say the feedback system was lacking and my specific manager was not always helpful when I was trying to get advice on how to improve.

    Recommends
  10.  

    An amazing place to work, grow, and have fun

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Strong management, great pay, out-of-this-world perks, many growth opportunities, and so much fun

    Cons

    Big company - this can be a turn off for some, but it's never bothered me a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great at challenging us to think differently and not being stuffy. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting experience

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

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

    Pros

    I definitely enjoyed working with all the smart and motivated people in the company.
    They also treat their employees very well and I always felt needed, which I think it is a very strong motivator aside from the perks.
    They are also very flexible with time off and working from home, which also I respect, because they understand that their employees have their own lives to lead and work dosent always come first.

    Cons

    Sometimes, people seem a bit pretentious. Working with some of these people with large egos could be challenging and dosent make for the best work environment.
    However, most of the time, the management is very in tune and sought to avoid problems with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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