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Updated June 21, 2015
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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. I worked at Google full-time

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

    I have been working at Google

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

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, career opportunities and overall work environment are pretty well-balanced and stimulating. Engineers have a pivot influence on the products.

    Cons

    With time it becomes more like a large company with inertia and all the stuff that is associated with it.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance can be a challenge


  2. Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    a lot of chance for young people and a lot of challenges working there

    Cons

    the benefit package is not very attractive

    Advice to Management

    should be more professional in the filed and in management


  3. great company

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

    I have been working at Google

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

    Pros

    great company, great people, good learn opportunity

    Cons

    too many staffs, the location


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  5. cannot find another big corporate as considerate as google

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    professional,human being, nice,good education background,facility, office deign

    Cons

    smart people do simple thing,

    Advice to Management

    insper competition


  6. I had six months internship experience in Google Beijing Office as business analyst. And converted to full time employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Google

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, open and nice company culture.

    Cons

    sensitive to your words of religion and culture

    Advice to Management

    Talk with teammates as often as possible to gain knowledge


  7. Paradise for programmers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open, friendly, free, warm atmosphere Smart , helpful colleagues delicious food

    Cons

    maybe too many distractions,but it depends

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  8. Get close to Software Design

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Improve my engineer experience

    Cons

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, X-Code Basic, C++

    Advice to Management

    Looking for a internship, later work at google company


  9. A good working atmosphere, welfare more humane.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Editing in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Content Editing in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

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

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, good communication between colleagues, corporate welfare is good, one day aunt fake girls every month, and every month 200 bus subsidy policy, reliable.

    Cons

    At present the company in business, work six days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Back on track as soon as possible, to achieve double cease.


  10. Good experience for summer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Engineering Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Intern - Summer Engineering Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

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

    Pros

    I really appreciate the nice food of Google's cafe. I also love the harmonious environment in Google, such as various activities like sports meeting, Take your child at work, etc. I meet so many friendly colleagues. Besides, I enjoy Google's flexible hours.

    Cons

    Salaries for summer interns in China are not high, especially for undergraduate students, compared to interns in U.S.

    Advice to Management

    Hope there will be more cool teams in China.


  11. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    innovative technology and great people

    Cons

    a little bit bureaucratic because the company is too large



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