Google
4.2 of 5 2,284 reviews
www.google.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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4.2 2,284 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,211 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development"
    in 98 reviews
  • "Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro"
    in 211 reviews
Cons:
  • "This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging"
    in 94 reviews
  • "Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it"
    in 70 reviews
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    Awesome company to work for

    Strategic Partner Development Lead (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Prossalary, stocks, work life balance, management, peers, it is a dream to work here everyday!

    ConsPromotions are very hard to get

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    softare engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossalary si good, and you can catch up with latest tech.

    Conswork longer time than normal company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nowhere like it... but you have to walk on water to climb beyond Snr. Manager.

    Senior Manager, Performance Marketing (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEmbraces innovation. Singularly focused on the end user. Go big or go home.

    ConsInflux of consulting arrogance at the senior levels. Competitive.

    Regional offices are not quite like Mountain View.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart promoting your superstars vs. flying in people at the top.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An Amazing Company to Work For.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsThere are endless projects to choose from. If you do not feel challenged enough, there is no one stopping you from trying to find another project. The amenities are great. The food is fantastic. There is something different every day of the week. It is obvious that Google loves its employees. The culture is amazing too. Each employee does not mind helping the other out if they are stuck. I feel it is encouraged to reach out to others.

    ConsThere is nothing wrong putting in more than 100%, but I feel sometimes no one has a life other than working. I do not blame the company for this because they actually encourage outside activities. But you still see it sometimes. The projects are just too awesome.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, awesome co workers, but getting really really big.

    Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsVery smart management in almost every department with clear, ambitious vision. Most people at the company are self starters and have a desire to improve whether its making the products, workplace services, or even things like food and transportation for employees.

    ConsCompany is getting huge, hard to navigate organization. I still believe its one of the best run large companies but at some point an organization will just get too large and loses the agility and speed that it had before.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome, except I was on contract.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscampus perks and the people are really awesome

    Conscommunication is all over the place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work
    Smart people
    Amazing perks
    Changing the world in many dimensions, across industries and always looking for new opportunities

    ConsLow attention span means that projects change a lot, but that also means faster innovation so its a double edged sword

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the transparency for employees as it engenders a unique culture and environment that will last for a long time

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    Perfect experience

    Quantitative Analyst Intern (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Pros1. There are rich resources for internal training.
    2. Flexible time and nice work/life balance.
    3. Generous payment and relocation stipend.
    4. Gorgeous people to work and interact at work.
    5. Google holds internal weekly meetings to share the most recent progress in various teams.

    ConsAs the company is too big, it takes more time to learn about the different opportunities on a higher level. Typical projects have narrow focuses and it is hard to learn what everybody else is doing in the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Truly the best company in the world!

    Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGreat Perks,flexibilty work culture is incredible,employees are given so much freedom and autonomy. No micro management. Super smart colleagues and leaders who are too passionate about their work and dont have time for office drama and politics. BEST EXPERIENCE . Have to live it to believe it!

    ConsNone. There is nothing I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementBrilliant job! Great leadership and the most inspiring office environment that will surely bring out the best in anyone. But please keep a watch on free loaders and people who take advantage of the company's flexibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very high caliber of talent. Fast-paced work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing perks, flexibility of hours and work/life balance. Laidback and collaborative work culture. Great opportunities for classes and personal development

    ConsDifficult to move up and take on more challenging roles. Not a great place to begin a career outside of engineering

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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