Google Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Best place for work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is people that quite similar to yourself. If you have any ideas, your team will support you instantaneously.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is a huge flow of information and you should have ability to absorb this information as fast as you can in a quality dimension.

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  2. 6 people found this helpful

    Be prepared to be challenged, pushed and work v hard

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, travel, food (which is phenomenal), opportunities - placements, working on different projects across the company, being constantly challenged, needing to think - constructively, properly and sometimes really quickly, amazing colleagues who are similarly extremely smart, fast and challenging

    Cons

    You need to be prepared to work hard - your bonus, standing, salary etc are all predicated on you working hard and continuing to improve. You need to show you are a team player as well as an individual, so be prepared to take on extra work to make the grade. It's a large company, so you have to find ways to stand out. Don't expect much of a home life at times - when you're up against it, it's expected you'll stay there all hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. best work environment

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

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    -work environment
    -nice colleagues
    -good for your resume
    -nice salary

    Cons

    -too much distractions during working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Best years of my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 people, incredible culture

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It's no wonder...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 culture and career opportunities (not to mention THE canteen!)

    Cons

    Not many... A bit too hierarchical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Summer intern working on main campus in MTV

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome food, great peers, many events for interns

    Cons

    Large software stack takes some time to learn at the beginning so 3 months is not a lot of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Intellectually stimulating and fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    The environment, the work, the people,the vibe.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and long hours but enjoyable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supportive and encouraging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Large company, above average pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great working environment
    Above average pay

    Cons

    Tasks can be challenging
    Hard to standout

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Freedom in a very competitive environment

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

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

    Pros

    great freedom to thrive for own and company development.

    Cons

    highly competitive environment , work life balance is a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing management, great benefits, great perks

    Cons

    a little too performance orientated, counter intuitive to trying to achieve great things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your performance system

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    Positive Outlook
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