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Updated September 3, 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. Its Google.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Advances in technology and science on a daily babsis

    Cons

    Better work life balance needed


  2. Contractor

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food unless it is an employee event if so you are denied of food. flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Working at Google as a contractor is like working in a assembly line, NO appreciation at all. Even though contractors add to the more the same or more than regular employees. Very disappointing, I wouldn't recommend anyone to work as a contractor here.

    Advice to Management

    Please get trained. Very poor management, most go by who they like to promote rather than who does a good job. I would recommend Google to pay attention to their managers and their lack of skills and this is at every level.


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    Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, pay, and benefits

    Cons

    Stressful, intense, and frustrating at times


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    Great Company, Smart People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, you get to wrk with very smart people. They allow you to work on other projects of interest if you fufill your core role up to standards.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move out of a sales role. Not alot of lateral movement under 3 year mark. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that some of the best managers I had did not have MBAs but more practical experience and had been at the company longer. MBA does not equal good manager.


  6. senior engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid engineering strength, smart colleagues, devoted attitude

    Cons

    speed can be improved. This SV, we need move faster

    Advice to Management

    move fast like a startup


  7. Employer of choice!

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food Free gym Free health care (gp, dentist, nutritionist) Loads of perks (massage, hairdresser, dry cleaner)

    Cons

    There are certain rules for developement and other things that have to be followed. Due to the size there is more corporate restrictive behaviour and due to the massive hiring the mindset of new hires does not always align to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Go for it


  8. Really great!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment, best cafe food in the world, basically a very nice place to have a career

    Cons

    ............So yeah no cons at all really


  9. working at google

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment, good career progression

    Cons

    Large company, less personal more team focussed

    Advice to Management

    focus more on individual


  10. Google

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    extremely good environment with great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    A tight work schedule with many all nighter


  11. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Tools and Infrastructures in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Tools and Infrastructures in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Very flexible schedule and work environment 2. Smart and nice colleagues 3. Interesting and exciting TGIF 4. Interesting working projects

    Cons

    1. The food quality is decreasing 2. Some talented people are seeking their career in startups 3. Cannot make as big impact as in startups

    Advice to Management

    No big advice to management maybe because I'm just staying for less one year. I will complete this part afterwards.



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