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Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
2,711 Reviews
4.4
2,711 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.  

    Tech Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for, great culture and great people, very good learning experience

    Cons

    No, that I know of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    BEst

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything is as good as it is in this company

    Cons

    nothing is a bad in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i dont like to advice u on this moment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place, slowly becoming a big Corp

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Training
    Promotions are mostly fair
    Personal growth is good if you take ownership

    Cons

    Bureaucracy creeping in
    big corp
    incapable middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees and pay people in India what they should be paid. Indians get paid peanuts for all the work they do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    amazing place

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Respects employees, smart and caring colleagues, lots of freedom

    Cons

    Should work and improve the hiring process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix hiring process to reduce the false positives.

  6.  

    Awesome!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, smart people, rewarding, super nice office and you get a lot of nice trips!

    Cons

    In Brazil there is not so many growth opportunities, takes a long time to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more result oriented and recognize the good ones.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Best office in the world !

    Cons

    None cons in this google !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can't beat it. I worked here for a year, in one of the smaller east coast offices. The greatest benefit, other than a great working environment, is the opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you can make it happen, Google will give you the resources to make it happen.

    Cons

    It's a huge company, lower level position can sometimes be out of the loop. Internal communications is not always done most efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on internal communication so that all levels, especially client facing positions, are on the same page as upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Company but not for all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great for learning, Very great for work. Fantastic pay and benefits. Easy access to your seniors. Management is very good.

    Cons

    Mobility within department is hard. People usually struggle to survive but live their life somehow. so, not for all people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, as I was able to work closely with different members of the team.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so there tends to be some politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bureaucracy, more direct engagement between staff and middle/upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    makes you excited abut the things you are doing.It provides you with various kinds of training.

    Cons

    I don' t see there are any obvious drawbacks. This company has a good work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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