Google Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,574 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 126 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 249 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 113 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 84 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Insane workload but with almost no bureaucratic nonsense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. People routinely ask if the internet rumors are true about the lunches, healthcare, etc.. well... they are. Further- you are encouraged to take advantage of them (including things like 12 weeks of paternity leave)

    People are, by and large, some of the smartest most interesting people I have ever met.

    Cons

    Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE wants to ask me questions about Google, if I like it, is rumor XYZ true, ... etc. Also, just about everyone within 3 degrees of me in places like LinkedIn have asked for jobs. Even the Barista at Peets asked for a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible perks, incredible autonomy, great coworkers, good pay, and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Offices only in places I don't want to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying so hard to get everyone to work in Mountain View.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    BOLD Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Free Food, Fun Activities are always available to take a break from work.

    Cons

    Some of the positions (particularly SMB) are sold as something much cooler than what it really fundamentally is.

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  5.  

    Wild place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great autonomy, lots of action, rewarding overall experience

    Cons

    Inconsistent, sometimes poor personnel policies. Lots of hiring hiccups. Not a company designed for people over 35. Many current employees will give Google 5 stars, but note: when it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's incomprehensibly bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less Disneyland, more real company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The best place to work at!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is fantastic! I am working with such great minds.. brilliant! It is such a pick me up to just go to work everyday. I look forward to every day at work.

    Cons

    Cons? whats cons? There are no cons of working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    benefits, food, terrific co workers

    Cons

    crowded, competing for talent, remote offices

  8.  

    good campany

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere,smart people,interesting project,excellent pay

    Cons

    very big. have a little bit stuff can be determined by you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company out there. Period.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    smart coworkers, mobility, meritocracy, perks

    Cons

    office moves are frequent to find room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    challenging, supportive, focused, important

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    NYC, meals, soccer team, meals, benies,

    Cons

    don't know yet, will find out inevitably

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a great sit-down talk with someone outside my group about my long term plans. I hope everyone gets that talk,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work at

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

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment
    Really talented peers who are ready to help

    Cons

    The company is too large to move fast

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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