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Updated Jun 18, 2014
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4.3 76 reviews

                             

98% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(47 ratings)

97% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall good

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

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

    ConsThe company is a bit overwhelming

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

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsProgression can be arbitrary.

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

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    I had a blast

    User Experience Designer (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust those who are good at what they do. You've hired them for a reason.

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

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    Love it

    Business Associate Intern (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsCulture, compensation and company. In addition very good conditions

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould consider the progression of interns

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    Best job in the world

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing the magic!

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

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    Great.

    Adwords Associate (Former Employee)
    Leeds, England (UK)

    ProsOverall a great company to work for.

    ConsNothing major comes to mind.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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

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    Interesting work with smart people

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsInteresting work with smart people, free food, and a focus on quantifying value keeps things lively and effective.

    ConsGoogle is now a super large company that is very executive driven, so the bottoms up innovations are few and far between.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome value is not quantifiable.

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

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    Great place, but suffering from becoming a large company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsMostly everyone in engineering is as smart as the common perception is. I didn't experience any egomaniacs or prima donnas, but there is a definite air of entitlement around. The whole technology stack is mostly built in-house and very mature, and supporting infrastructure is awesome.

    ConsAs Google has grown out of being a startup in the last 5 years, the bureaucracy followed. It gets harder and harder to just Get Things Done, since now there are endless reviews and committees that need to sign off. Promotions are less data-driven and more horse-trading, since there are caps on numbers and justification ends up needing alliances between managers. Salary is below market, the justification being that all the (mostly intangible) benefits make up for the shortfall, and increases have been barely inflation-beating over the past few years (I'm not a low performer). Your job progression is rather limited, since you won't make a lot of impact unless you are the rockstar amongst all the rest of the 1%, and you definitely need to have a lot of ambition to fight to move upwards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the feet on the ground; do more to address Googlegeist shortfalls (which haven't changed all that much in the past few years); don't let Bureaucracy Busters be just a side project -- prioritise it appropriately!

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

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    Very exciting place to work with some of the smartest people in tech

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsSome of the smartest people out there to work with, great benefits, interesting work for the most part

    ConsThere were very few women in senior management. Lack of mentoring for those in more junior roles.

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

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    They really look after their employees

    Sales (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat culture, very friendly, good money, exciting to be working for a company that pushes the boundaries

    Conscareer progression is hard because no one leaves, most people are over qualified for their role. There is also a certain amount of intellectual arrogance

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing boundaries and don't let politics get in the way of innovation

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

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