Google Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 127 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 249 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 114 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.  

    Truly a wonderful company to work for. Work ethic and culture combined at its best!

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

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

    Pros

    The company demands are high therefore it makes the work in turn easy. The personal growth one can obtain whether they remain w/ Google long term or not is forever beneficial. You realize this once removed.....

    Cons

    The politics....
    Google, being that it is becoming so large, the game of favorites tends to be played alot. I've never had to encounter this being a problem for myself, but have seen this happen to truly qualified team members surrounding me.
    It can have a college feel to it at times - Gossip, Gossip, Gossip. (but, that can be said for all companies at some point)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every manager I have come across has been great. I have nothing negative to say.

    Compensation can ALWAYS be better. =)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience overall.

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and managers who really value you.

    Cons

    Huge company with a lot of bright people results in a lot of constant competition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Amazing environment, but too limited job specs for those that want to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Operations in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - User Operations in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Perks, salary and in general pension plan
    Management culture

    Cons

    Highly specialised for each job role, there isn't much you can do outside your job description
    Low mobility, caused by said high specialisation, if you want to slightly change the type of area you work on, it's going to take you maybe years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stick too much to the CV, think of the person first!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing Internship!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Practicum Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Practicum Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Great perks
    - Excellent food
    - Working on projects that touch millions of people
    - Working for Google the past summer has helped me alot this time around to get other internships.

    Cons

    I would often stay late and get caught up in my work. It was a personal choice though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    online testing

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

    I worked at Google as a contractor

    Pros

    working from home, so there is nay pressure.

    Cons

    short assignment. I was freelance tester

  7.  

    BA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, location, people, perks, and culture

    Cons

    Not any cons, great place to work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going and continue hiring high caliber people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    selling ads for google

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    you can mange your own time

    Cons

    the pay is low if you do not have a lot of traffic to your website.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Ethical group to work with. Fun atmosphere. Easy to be comfortable submitting ideas.

    Cons

    Getting guidance from higher management. Work, life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to contractor suggestions.

  10. 1 person 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
  11.  

    Great place to work, but surpassingly VERY unorganised

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Everyone are so brilliantly internally connected

    Cons

    As a contractor you're completely ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to everyone equally - stop discriminating!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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