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Pros
  • Work life balance can be what you want it to be on most teams (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is extremely hard (in 122 reviews)

  • Big company so it takes time to know who's doing what (in 93 reviews)

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  1. Team Lead - Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Google as a contractor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing perks, competitive salaries,culture of innovation, great Managers

    Cons

    As contractor you will be excluded by managers' threads and decision and you will not be fully aware of the great picture behind your work.

    Advice to Management

    try to give more visibility to contractors especially in relation to the management ladder.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Best ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Google (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty to think and challenge yourself

    Cons

    None at all. It's google

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  3. Helpful (1)

    hrbp

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Google (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, autonomy, benefits, vision, business model and growth

    Cons

    Hierarchy and politics in sales, risk adverse local management, project vs impact focus


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  5. Great company, not so great career progression

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people, perks and products to work on.

    Cons

    Tends to employ overqualified people, quite often have to work overtime although work/life balance is important for them. Lets you change jobs within company after a year but it's difficult to move up the ladder.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Google as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility Good pay and benefits Flexible working Team working environments Diverse workforce in terms of education and social background

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours - this is to be expected as the assignments are often project led Increasingly hierarchical structure Career progression for some is limited

    Advice to Management

    My main advice would be to encourage clearer career routes for those who want to stay in the organisation and rotate into different roles


  7. Helpful (3)

    software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great atmosphere, good people and just a great place to work. I would even go as far as saying the best company in the world to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have many cons about Google but software engineering i do. For one, deadlines they are very stressful to meet. secondly the amount of hours is huge.

    Advice to Management

    my advise is just stick to the same style as now because the employees have huge morale and as i said earlier a great place to work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Business Associate Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (gym, food) and coworkers

    Cons

    Few activities with other interns

    Advice to Management

    Improve the intern social activities


  9. Helpful (6)

    B2B Marketing

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, best people, great brand

    Cons

    Highly political, leadership positions static


  10. Analytics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great culture great offices excellent benifits people are fun and friendly

    Cons

    sometimes you just dont know where to go to get things done interview process was extremely long and drawn out

    Advice to Management

    think about the little people aswell as the the people with the high power roles.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Overall fantastic everything. Management, colleagues, other employees - all great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Techstop Connect Technician
    Current Employee - Techstop Connect Technician

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, atmosphere, constantly working on new technology

    Cons

    Base pay is a little low, but that is due to the compensation package, such as free food (breakfast, lunch, dinner Monday through Friday), and many more perks.



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