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Google Reviews

Updated 16 Feb 2020

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4.4
88%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai
3,418 Ratings
Pros
  • "free food, as well as other free stuff(in 936 reviews)

  • "Super smart people who are also very helpful and like their jobs(in 766 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can be difficult to keep a work life balance (although it is not expected for you to overwork yourself)(in 405 reviews)

  • "Big company, lots of bureaucracy(in 357 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities to learn & work with amazing people

    Cons

    Fewer roles in smaller market

    Google2020-02-12
  2. "Fantastic company benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good office space and flexible work hours, good employee benefits

    Cons

    Too much work and expectation to get everything done, high pressure environment

    Google2020-02-10
  3. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - UI-UX Designer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks: free food; a lot of cool travel; interesting projects reaching billions of people

    Cons

    Only big tech company in Sydney - not a lot of competition which means not a lot of other options.

    Google2020-01-30
  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Google full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a good company.

    Cons

    As mentioned as pros. Nothing to complain.

    Google2020-02-09
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good for new grads.

    Cons

    Limited room for career progression

    Google2020-01-17
  6. "Good place o work"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Customer Development in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're surrounded with smart and cool people

    Cons

    So much politics when you are trying to go up the ladder

    Google2020-01-09
  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Great perks, food, gym, great people.

    Cons

    Corporate baggage (review processes, layers of management, etc.)

    Google2020-01-06
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great company!"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    • Great people who are smart, fun and motivated. • Inclusive and friendly management (on the whole). • Free food, coffee, work trips.

    Cons

    • Internal system is open to gamification. • Performance can be subjective and open to bias, as metrics are only a relatively small component in overall ranking.

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    Google2019-12-17
  9. "Fun TVC project with traveling"

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    Former Employee - Field Operations Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - free food - decent wage

    Cons

    - project not as organized as it could be - as time went on, micro-managing started becoming burdensome

    Google2019-11-28
  10. "Network manager"

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    Current Employee - Network Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility , perks, learning, opportunities, challenging

    Cons

    Too much competition , very head quarter focused

    Google2019-12-08

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