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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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4.2 2,307 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,229 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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    Best Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAmazing place to work. The perks are crazy and well document so I won't repeat them here. They really take care of their people and make sure all our needs are taken care of.

    ConsYour manager can make or break you. With the right manager you'll be promoted quickly and work on awesome projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in your people! You're doing great

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

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    Great resources to train new engineers, lots of fun and collaboration

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsFlexible work schedule, good pay, fascinating projects, learn tons, think about new problems, really interesting co-workers

    Consvery ambitious company makes work environment stressful at times. It is easy to feel like you don't measure up to your coworkers

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

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    Great workplace, inspires you to come to work everyday

    Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsCutting edge technology, best-in-class colleagues, working with industry leaders.
    Great perks and benefits (probably the best), and best of all, the Googley culture.
    Being at the forefront of what is shaping the world's digital future.

    ConsEverybody is smart, so it does get very competitive. Promotions get unduly given to folks at times.
    There is a strong focus on operating efficiency which is good, but it does tend to clash with the free-flowing culture of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on promoting faster to avoid losing great talent. This tends to be the major reason for people leaving, as most other things are fantastic here.

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

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    Awesome people awesome company

    Account Strategist (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsPerks, Culture, People, Management which cant get any better- all under one roof

    ConsPromotions, career opportunities may take a while, but worth it.

    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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    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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    Great environment!

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsCompany cares about individual and provide opportunities for future career development. Great environment, and feel motivated all the time.

    ConsI don't have cons in my mind. I live in SF, and maybe commute can be a tiny concern.

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

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    Highly recommend to others

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsNice compensation, nice culture, career growth, nice and smart people, free food

    ConsBusier than most big companies, which is both good and bad

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

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    Inspiring, supportive, challenging, rewarding.

    Design Manager (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsOutstanding perks and rewards, high expectations, challenging work, lots of empowerment and minimal micromanagement, good collaboration, good lateral and vertical mobility, smart and do-the-right-thing colleagues, fair and unbiased feedback and performance evaluations, very transparent and good access to leadership.

    ConsEven the best big companies have some amount of politics and some amount of duplicate or discarded work. Plus, when you've got a lot of people working on something, the work is sharded into smaller and more specialized bits, and some of those are naturally less interesting than others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. Keep thinking big and long term. Keep moving forward.

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

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    Fantastic learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic benefits and amazing physical facilities. Lots of openness once you get on the inside and senior management has a fantastic vision for the company that motivates from top to bottom.

    ConsInternal mobility can be hard but the options out there are fantastic. Much will hinge on how well Google handles growing pains in the coming few years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGoogles works so hard and spends so much money to hire the best people for the job as possible. Lets trust those smart and talented employees to do the right thing rather than to guide them all the same way.

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

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