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Google Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
2,799 Reviews
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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.  

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPERVISOR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a young Company with a Potential of Expansion

    Cons

    I will lose my seniority, but I do not mind to start a new carreer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had supervise more than 23 employees for a period of 10 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best office in the world !

    Cons

    None cons in this google !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An extraordinary company with seemingly limitless resources investing in so many bleeding-edge areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unbelievable perks, brilliant minds, lots of opportunity to learn new things in an ever-evolving environment.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, very political at times, career advancement not always based on merit alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the folks in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    BEst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Everything is as good as it is in this company

    Cons

    nothing is a bad in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i dont like to advice u on this moment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Hella dope

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Promotions that were not too long

    Cons

    not much to complain about imo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be doper and not much else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    awesome experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    good working environment,exposure,technology,work life balance

    Cons

    tougher and harder to compete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Incredible perks, incredible autonomy, great coworkers, good pay, and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Offices only in places I don't want to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying so hard to get everyone to work in Mountain View.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great people. they are nice.

    Cons

    the interview is a little long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for, some flaws

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting problems to solve. Nice amenities and work environment.

    Cons

    Depending on the project you work on, your work, while challenging, can feel very meaningless in the grand scheme of things. The company is a bit scatter brained, which can lead to great things, but also neglected projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities and great experiences.

    Cons

    Don't expect to have your hand held.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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