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Google Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
2,809 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.  

    very good company to work for. it gives you plenty of opportunity to build up an excellent career. good work environment

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    it is the best work environment

    Cons

    it is geographically limited to italy

  2.  

    Excellent place to work, tackling growing pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    large autonomy, ability to have huge impact. I can choose what projects I want to work on, and how I want to solve things. I have the ability to make changes that have a huge impact on my team, Google as a whole, and the word if I so choose.

    Cons

    lack of transferable skills. Many tools and technologies are Google-only, and I feel that my skills from the real world have atrophied significantly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Google: willing to work at a constant fast pace, can be rewarded

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people. Life long friends. Friendly culture that has not changes with massive growth. Collaboration.

    Cons

    Always changing, fast paced, performance focused environment. Might prove testing for people who don't manage their work/life balance well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Free food, free gym, plenty of autonomy and perks. Interesting speakers come into talk and we can generally set our own times and get our work done to our own rhythms.

    Cons

    Interesting projects are hard to come by outside the US hub. There is a hierarchy even if they claim there isn't. Decisions take forever - everyone's opinion is valid, yet there are too many decision makers and no decisions. Promotion is more about who you know that what you did. You will work long hours - usually till 7pm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work. Everybody is willing to teach you something new.

    Cons

    The company is a bit overwhelming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great perks, training and compensation. Management structure can be good at times.

    Cons

    Progression can be arbitrary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I had a blast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with smart people,
    Get to build cool stuff,
    Free food!

    Cons

    Work-life-inbalance is an issue. I guess they make it so good to stay there, that you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust those who are good at what they do. You've hired them for a reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Associate Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Associate Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Culture, compensation and company. In addition very good conditions

    Cons

    Working hours and the fact that senior management does not regards interns as added-value tool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider the progression of interns

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best job in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Get a chance to change the way brands do marketing in today's always on world

    Cons

    You get to work with the best and smartest people in the world who can always find a fault with anything and everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing the magic!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing major comes to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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