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Updated Jul 24, 2014
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4.2 2,310 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,230 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development(in 103 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro(in 218 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging(in 98 reviews)

  • Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it(in 70 reviews)

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    The best working environment in the world

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFree food nice people very good pay

    ConsThere is no con about google its amazing

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    Wonderful Place

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsBenefits, perks, interesting projects, learning and growth opportunity. Google offers a lot of career development, and even a lot of entertainment onsite.

    ConsOverheads of checking in codes, politics in certain groups. Sometimes people are spending a lot of time working just on trivial stuff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on technical stuff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsThey «take care» about your health;
    They provide you many transports inside google;
    They provide you a nice salary, the best food;
    There are great people and great environments to work on;
    There are everything you need to play, think, rest, sleep.
    Inside Google, there's another world, on the other side of the universe. A better world that want to make the difference.

    ConsProbably you will not want to leave of your workplace (Google).

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing to say about this.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Still good pay, still a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay
    Work
    People

    That pretty much covers it. And here are a few more words so that glassdoor will let me submit.

    ConsNot quite as exciting as some other companies. Food isn't as good as it used to be. You might be exposed to the tiniest bit of politics if you make it high enough. Nothing but first world problems.

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    Good, Needs Help

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe interesting projects and people are a huge pro for me. The salary is extremely good as well. I'm very excited to see the Company's future.

    ConsWork/Life Balance is extremely hard. I don't know why they insist on turning us into slaves. If you have a bad manager, your experience will surely be ruined.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Work for but Maybe Not Forever

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe Google company culture is everything it's been built up to be. It's like working on a college campus with your friends but you really do get to do cool things that matter. You will have to opportunity to make the world a better place and help other companies use Google products to better their own businesses.

    You'll truly get to work with great teams and will find a lot of people who care about your success and are willing to help. Support from management is pretty good overall.

    The food is also fantastic.

    ConsGoogle does employ a lot of people on one year contracts. It is actually more difficult to become a full-time employee while in a contractor role than it seems to be coming from outside Google.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople who have been here for a year are a real asset to the company. They are familiar with the products and the way the company operates. They are allowed to leave and excel at other companies once their contracts expire. Management may want to rethink that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love Google Park and the food it provided

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsMany friends here, and it's closed to San Francisco

    ConsYes, we need to deal with different problems here everyday, including some challenging part

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe should organize more gathering, and introduce more to our interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The best employer I've ever had

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsEveryone without exception is very good at their job. The work is interesting and varied, the perks and compensation are great, and there's very little of the normal corporate BS that tends to distract people from their job at other companies.

    ConsBecause the bar is so high and the pool is so talented, it seems that sometimes people would would excel at other companies have a hard time keeping up here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management doesn't always do exactly what I would want them to do at first, but one nice thing about Google is that everyone throughout the company is given a voice, and often decisions can be affected or overridden by the will of the masses, usually for the better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Huge but incredible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDespite it's size, Google continues to innovate, treat it's employees well, and have tough problems to solve. You can't go wrong by getting a job here. There are so many teams that if you don't find the perfect fit at first, just keep looking (which is easy!) and you'll probably find something to enjoy.

    ConsYou won't work at the speed of a startup, even if you join a small team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome company to work for

    Strategic Partner Development Lead (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    Prossalary, stocks, work life balance, management, peers, it is a dream to work here everyday!

    ConsPromotions are very hard to get

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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