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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
1,870 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic place to work.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The perks of food and recreation are not everything. I am so happy to have been part of this amazing culture.

    Cons

    It really isn't a start up anymore, so I do miss that dynamic. Of course it's hard to stay that way with the amount of success they have had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing. I can't seem to find anything wrong with what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The perks are excellent - Breakfast, Lunch and snacks provided. Great benefits and Parental leave if you are having kids. The people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    The company is very large, so new processes can take a while to get implemented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience to date

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The opportunities to develop your skills into other areas outside of your comfort zone and working with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

    Cons

    None that I would consider cons, if you are interested in progressing your career and enjoyed a fast paced working environment then I would encourage you to try Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The company culture is the most valuable of all.

    Cons

    All the cons from big companies.

  6.  

    Very satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Software in Kraków (Poland)

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

    Pros

    salary, benefits, interesting projects, the best people

    Cons

    sometimes hard to tackle with maintenance/new stuff challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great environment, food and people to work with. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The location of the office is not quite good. There isn't much to do during weekends.

  8.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Nice city, arround the lake, everyone's super nice

    Cons

    Not much to say about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, hard problems, very competitive salary and the best benefits around.

    Cons

    Can be hard to advance with so many great people around you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    A very good company in IT

    Cons

    no cons here as it is very good

  11.  

    Google is awesome. You hear about how awesome it is, but when you start working there, you'd still be surprised.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    The food is amazing. Management team is mostly rational, competent and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Long hiring process. This can also cause issues further down the track. ie if a team is understaffed, filling the headcount can take quite some time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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