Google
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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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4.2 2,279 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,206 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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    Administrative Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's excellent to work with people who are smart, intelligent, and friendly.

    ConsNot many that I can think of so far ......

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

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    Man to can reach stars.

    Entertainer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe best thing is the quality time you spend with your co workers!!

    ConsAbility to succeed can be restricting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive everyone chances, by bestowing knowledge not demands.

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    Fantastic company

    Map Designer (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe rumors about the glamorous work environment at Google are true. You're in a comfortable workplace surrounded by the best people and practically smothered with perks.

    ConsThe fabulous perks are there to keep the highly skilled employees complacent while they perform the menial, repetitive, labor that is required to keep the machine running. On any given eventing, many a Googler can be heard lamenting his/her under-stimulating project at any given Palo Alto watering hole.

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

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    Google was the best place I have ever worked.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPerks, perks and more perks.

    ConsConstantly working, not a great work life balance.

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

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    Amazing experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI can say that one of the most great things here is the smart people. Also excellent ideas everywhere. People also are very friendly. Though the company is getting bigger, work is still having the start up flavor, at least in many teams I know.

    ConsHonestly, I can't see any major cons here in Google. As I mentioned above, it's very pleasant place to work in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    7+ years and still happy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople, cultural, food. Depends on which manager and department you are in, but I get control of projects, am not micromanaged and feel I make a real impact.

    ConsDepending on role, can be very narrowly focused at times.

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

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    Every bit as good as you hear, but it's still a corporation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAn extraordinary supply of very smart, committed, hard-working, talented people. As far as corporate employment goes, Google has to be the diamond standard.

    ConsIt's a corporation, so there are definitely some predictable minuses that come with that: it's not as nimble as a start-up, there is some unavoidable bureaucracy, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice to work with

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood work culture, Best package and chance to work on latest technology

    ConsNo as such, Very good organisation

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

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    One of the Best

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou work with the best, meals are better than restaurants, very little micromanagement in my group

    Consthere are some pretty big egos

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

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    I was the Google student ambassador at Google India

    Google Student Ambassador (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsHad an amazing experience of being associated with Google .Learning, sharing and creating an impact were the key few roles. Doing impactfull events ,dealing with huge crowds and of course enjoying the opportunities provided by Google.

    ConsHave to balance both college and events equally. Creating a proper impact .targeting correct set of audience.

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

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