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Updated 23 June 2018
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  • "work life balance is difficult to manage" (in 338 reviews)

  • "Still trying to figure out how to be a big company" (in 290 reviews)

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  1. "a company that provides great technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    provide good products across multiple spectrums

    Cons

    a bit pricy for average users

    Advice to Management

    less hierarchy ?


  2. "Excellent workplace"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very inspiring workplace, fantastic colleagues, mission driven and culturally pretty good for its size

    Cons

    Choice of Office matters for career progression and visibility

  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Great people
    Learn a lot

    Cons

    Hard to move up
    Micromanagement sometimes
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Look around you, it isn't the loudest people who work the hardest -


  4. "Software Engineer in Test"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good place. Nice people. Very good working condition.

    Cons

    The job is a bit stressful. It is necessary to show good results and write evaluation of your activity periodically.


  5. "data analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    great pay and great management in branch

    Cons

    workload , no work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to staff


  6. Helpful (1)

    "As a tech, very interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Access to industry-leading tools for work, with coworkers who want to get the job done.

    Cons

    Working inside a bit of a bubble, it can be easy to lose skills in more well known technologies.


  7. "Longest I've been at a company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    The perks - really does take the stress away from choosing what to eat.

    Cons

    To have presence and be seem by senior leaders requires you to know how to craft a nice story rather than actual customer impact.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks and great culture. However you need to be lucky to get a job there ...

    Cons

    Nothing really. Can't complain of my job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, 90% of health insurance paid for, 12 weeks paid parental leave as a secondary care giver, free breakfast/lunch/dinner, working on great products with many users

    Cons

    imposter syndrome, limited impact in such a large company


  10. "To be with and learn / work with talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Lots of clever people and great opportunities to learn and move within Google

    Cons

    Hard to feel impact of own contribution in such a large company. Can be a power struggle to go from one level to the next , but not unusual in most companies, you are just playing W
    amongst the best

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, great diversification of portfolio into hardware and moonshots


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