There are newer employer reviews for Google
There are newer employer reviews for Google

See Most Recent

Large company, brilliant colleagues, amazing perks.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You work with some of the best and brightest in the world. Whichever field you're in there'll be at least one and probably several of the field's most renown luminaries working at Google. The perks are amazing, it's a great environment to get things done.

Cons

Google is a giant company with more structure and inertia than I expected. There is a lot of duplication of effort and it is really difficult to have a company wide impact.

Advice to Management

Make sure that the hiring bar does not drop as Google continues to grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. The best company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Site Reliability Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Site Reliability Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company that really cares about their employees. Starting from the interview processes everything was incredible. As an intern I had a lot of freedom with my projects. I get to do something on my own that turned out to have a big impact of the company. The people are amazing and very knowledgable. Whenever I had questions they were willing to spend time with me and suggest things that can be improved.

    Cons

    For an intern the learning curve is very step. For a regular employee it takes about 6 months before they are productive. Maybe improved training for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Decent place for a contract employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    The environment for short-term contract employees was far more respectful, dynamic, and downright fun than any other I've experienced.

    Cons

    Short-term contracts inevitably mean high turnover and high loss of tribal knowledge, although this was mitigated to some degree by reasonable training and team structure.


There are newer employer reviews for Google
There are newer employer reviews for Google

See Most Recent

Work at Google? Share Your Experiences

Google

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.