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Google Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seven wonderful years at Google.

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    #1 work with the most talented, driven, amazing, and nice people who will make you better
    #2 work on really interesting products that benefit millions of people
    #3 egalitarian culture, meritocracy; the value of the idea is what matters, not the status of the person promoting it
    #4 salary, benefits, perks pretty impossible to beat

    Cons

    #1 performance matters, you will have to work hard, work smart, and grow
    #2 it can be very demanding and ask a lot of you, require long hours sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I love GOOGLE!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Google full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything! I only worked here for some time but I found that the employees were great and I really liked my boss :) :) :)

    Cons

    None :) The culture was decent and the pay was great. I really liked this company and I am trying to work for them again it was awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic environment, great people, great pay!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mathematics Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Mathematics Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    People are very smart and nice, environment is like a college - promoting learning through work, and the salary is very competitive.

    Cons

    Sometimes I get too wrapped up in my work and neglect other duties, such as going home, but the college-like atmosphere is really great for allowing you to focus on your project and get work done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not your usual organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Data Center Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Data Center Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very casual, great environment, smart people.

    Cons

    Very little structure, wasteful money, over hire people that are not needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put true managers in management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Security in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, free breakfast, lunch, and, dinner. Fun environment. Great working culture. Smart co-workers. Good room for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat political at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the snacks coming!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Technician Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Technician Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Benifits are incredible, food is good, hours are fexable

    Cons

    no holidays off, weekend workers get food but

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the G

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    Former Employee - Hardware Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hardware Operations in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Excellent and open work environment with brilliant people. Not like any place you've worked before and will take some getting used to. Free meals in the cafeteria!

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best company in the world...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting to work for a company who values your ideas. Very smart and talented group of people!

    Cons

    A bit harder to climb the corporate ladder when you're working in a regional office. Those folks in regional offices, know what I mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the doors open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome perks, chance to work with the best and brightest

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    - There are many opportunities within the company
    - Google has hired some of the best names in software development, and don't be surprised if you get a chance to work with them.
    - Free food at all offices, at MTV and NY the perks are just incredible - onsite gym, massages, lectures from luminaries in all fields
    - Depending on your project, you will learn a lot about industrial strength software engineering and deployment.

    Cons

    - Don't work in a small office (< 200 engineers) if you can help it. You will feel disconnected. Culture and connections are Silicon Valley centric.
    - Many great projects are worked in, many get cancelled for opaque reasons, which can be tough if you are on the team.
    - It is a big company, even though everyone is smart and trying to do the right thing, there are still big company politics and the feeling of being a small cog in a very big wheel.
    - Management tries to be transparent, but sometimes when they can't or don't want to, it blows up in their face.
    - Mountain View employee culture is one of entitlement. In particular, I recall that when a new cafe opened up (the 19th one or so on campus) but was reserved for a group working on a confidential project, that there was open complaining about "its not fair, why don't we get to go to that cafe?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using cliches at company meetings and tell us what you really mean.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Up until 3 years ago amazing. Going public made it far too political, causing many issues with management & leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    They work hard, but are allowed to play hard. 3 free meals/day + unlimited snacks. Great company sponsored outings!

    Cons

    getting very political, a lot of nepotism. Very negative vibe from employees regarding manager competency.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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