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Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
2,442 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great environment!

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The best working environment in the world

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

    Pros

    Free food nice people very good pay

    Cons

    There is no con about google its amazing

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great employer, smart people, with some shortcoming of being a big company

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

    Pros

    Can't beat Google's culture and perks.
    Caring and smart people everywhere.
    Some work is challenging (depends on your role).

    Cons

    Company is getting big, and not everyone is moving as fast as we were before.
    There are clearly hierarchy, and most of time it doesn't equate bureaucracy but sometimes it does .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nimble and move faster.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to Work for but Maybe Not Forever

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Google 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 ManagementAdvice

    People 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very high caliber of talent. Fast-paced work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing perks, flexibility of hours and work/life balance. Laidback and collaborative work culture. Great opportunities for classes and personal development

    Cons

    Difficult to move up and take on more challenging roles. Not a great place to begin a career outside of engineering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best employer I've ever had

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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

    Pros

    Everyone 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.

    Cons

    Because 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I love Google Park and the food it provided

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should organize more gathering, and introduce more to our interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Huge but incredible

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

    Pros

    Despite 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Office Culture, Perks, Personal Growth, Free food, free bus rides

    Cons

    No balance between work and personal life

  11.  

    Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Partner Development Lead  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Partner Development Lead in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Promotions are very hard to get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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