Compare Google vs Nest BETA

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Google

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Nest

Employee Ratings

  • Google scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Nest scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 11807 reviews)
Google employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 168 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.3
Google employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Google employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
Google employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Google employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Google employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
94%
94%Sundar Pichai
CEO Approval
Nest Ceo Marwan Fawaz
95%
95%Marwan Fawaz
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Google employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 29% higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Google employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 23% higher than Nest employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
60%

Salaries

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Software Engineer41 Salaries
A$108,707/yr
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A$91,425/yr
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A$130,000/yr
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What Employees Say

  • Google had 805 more reviews than Nest that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • "Big company" was the most mentioned Con at Google.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Nest.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 815 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 523 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 13 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 10 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Big company"(in 387 reviews)
"Large company"(in 226 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 8 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer

I worked at Google full-time

Pros

Everything about working at google. The culture, the people, decent salary, free food and many other benefits. Forward thinking, always looking to improve. Open to suggestions and feedback.

Cons

Working at Google can be like living life of fantasy. Everything is awesome at Google bubble. Very hard to adjust to outside world if you leave Google. Also, sometimes you may feel little... disconnected to outside world (work only).

Former Employee - Program Manager

I worked at Nest full-time for more than a year

Pros

Challenging but rewarding. Decisions are done quickly but sometimes too hasty without proper assessment of the situation.

Cons

Too many chiefs and not enough workers to do the work

Job Postings

Google has 2,775 more recently posted open jobs than Nest.