Google Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. An amazing place to work, grow, and have fun

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Strong management, great pay, out-of-this-world perks, many growth opportunities, and so much fun

    Cons

    Big company - this can be a turn off for some, but it's never bothered me a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great at challenging us to think differently and not being stuffy. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Best tech company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Free food, paternity leave, get to take a break and cool off outside, great environment, great company, great products, awesome

    Cons

    Hard to move up and promote within the company, lots of competition from other employees than are way better than you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful

    Can be Great, Can suck.

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Google is still overall a good place to work, It is not the great place to work it once was but its not the worst by any means. As it grows it has lots of big company bs and politics that come with that. If you think Google once you get to Google everything you hate about working in cooperate america will be better you will be very disappointed.

    Cons

    It all depends on your immediate team and manager. Google is so big now that anything you say about them is not true of different area good or bad.

    Google wants everyone to live in Mountain View or New York with a total disregard for there ability to afford to live there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making everyone live in the most expensive places.
    Find the bad managers and weed them out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Awesome culture

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great team. Opportunities to work with industry experts. Awesome perks and food.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of. It's a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the innovation spirit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Lots of perks. Lots of work. Lots of everything.

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Smart, interesting colleagues. Opportunities to work on many different products/projects.

    Cons

    Huge company now. Can get bureaucratic.

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great projects, people, pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Smart bunch of people, projects that impact millions, leadership willing to take a long view that might take years to pay off, fair scope for decision making even at the bottom of the org chart. Offices, food, benefits are all icing on top. Amazing opportunities to do big things if you can make the pitch and execute on it.

    Cons

    Promotion process can be slow and painful; you have to be a self-starter to identify a team with opportunities for growth and be really proactive about chasing these. Working in remote offices can be difficult from a career p.o.v. depending on what projects are available. Every project I've worked on has felt somewhat Mountain View-centric, you have to adapt to that. Obamacare is dragging health benefits down (across all companies, or so we're told).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mobile, mobile, mobile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Best high tech company in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    King of Great Eager Mind

    Cons

    Lack of Private Work Room

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great to manage engineer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Big company

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    1. Good salary
    2. Very good benefits
    3. Good environment

    Cons

    A little crowd.
    Working is somehow boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. great big company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    good culture, work life balance

    Cons

    slow, no high-impact opportunity, proprietor skill set.

  11. Great talent on some teams but lacks diversity in management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Perks, office amenities, efficient, well-known brand products

    Cons

    Culture has become more self-serving than collaborative, projects lack thought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for generalists not specialists

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