Google Reviews in Mountain View, CA | Glassdoor.com.au

Google Mountain View Reviews

Updated 21 Jul 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 2021 reviews

4.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
83%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai
540 Ratings
  1. "Junior. Software engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1) good status of company 2) good salary 3) beneficial for family

    Cons

    1) work will ne more but it's not come in cons

    Google2019-06-08
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of resources, little respect for individuals' contributions"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Lots of resources. Computing resources, educational resources, culinary resources, locational resources, people resources, financial resources, etc. You get paid pretty well to boot, even as a SWE or even an EP intern. 2. Lots of high-quality technical infrastructure that you will gasp at if you've spent enough time developing on standard/enterprise software. 3. High-quality technical process and an appreciation...

    Show More

    Cons

    1. Lack of real respect for individuals. This is a symptom of Google being a large company with incredible scope to pick and choose people, along with having many excellent people. You are treated well at the surface level because you were able to get through the interviews and meet the obligatory standards, but you are not treated as an individual outside of your team's breadth. In addition, while you don't see rank...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Google has had a lot of growing pains into a large company, and that's completely understandable. It is a big company, and a great big company to work for if the work and culture match your preferences. However, weighing technical interviews heavily on the backs of interns looking to make a difference for their teams and the company is detrimental to morale and contributions. The SWE program is still a great opportunity...

    Show More
    Google2019-06-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place great team"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interactive Web Designer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great studio and everything good about google

    Cons

    typical big company and the size of it

    Google2019-06-01
  4. "The best place to work in the world. I couldn't imagine working anywhere else."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The culture feels 100 years ahead of everywhere else and it's constantly evolving. - Management works for you and with you, not against you or above you. - Everyone is approachable and friendly. - 20% time. - Working towards building products literally for everyone. - Free benefits such as gym and food. - You'll never get bored. - If somehow you're not having a great time, management will help you find something...

    Show More

    Cons

    - The pace of work can be a bit slow at times. - Tech debt feels high at times.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep evolving. - Stay transparent. - Always be googley.

    Google2019-05-30
  5. "Collaboration for new ideas is encouraged"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Super inclusive and really big on collaboration. As long as you're working at a Google office they encourage community with other groups. They definitely want ideas to flow.

    Cons

    It can be difficult for an outside contractor to get information that may be needed for a project that is outside of the immediate department you are working for.

    Google2019-06-13
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great company turning to a normal tech giant."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Operations Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great overall benefits and perks, you will work with a lot of smart people and get hands-on experience with a lot of new technologies, get the chance to work remotely across globally.

    Cons

    Management is kind loose in recent years, no clear direction. Some team may be doing a lot of toils, you may eventually burn out. Internal team transferring sometime are not that easy.

    Google2019-05-14
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Cooking Indian"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chef in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company I like to work here

    Cons

    The challenge of work and food quality

    Advice to Management

    Yes

    Google2019-05-24
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Software Enginner in test"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Superr work culture, Great teams to work for

    Cons

    Too much work pressure and stringent deadlines for SW

    Google2019-05-21
  9. "Freedom to purse ideas"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy in management Great colleagues

    Cons

    Bad at marketing its products

    Google2019-06-08
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Google is a religion cult"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice infrastructure, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poor leadership vision, politics, not many good projects.

    Google2019-06-26
Found 2021 reviews