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Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,810 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.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    This is a great company

    Cons

    Hmm, nothing important that need to be added

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Perks
    Smarter Engineers than an average tech corp
    Less than average corp bureaucracy

    Cons

    Upper management with larger than planet egos
    but with very modest track record.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great company, smart people, bright future

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Company brand, integrity, strong future
    Company motto holds true
    pay, bonus
    work is challenging

    Cons

    is still a business - there is the usual baggage (politics, personal clashes, etc.) though probably less than most companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intellectually stimulating and fun

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

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

    Pros

    The environment, the work, the people,the vibe.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and long hours but enjoyable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supportive and encouraging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-paced, supportive, and competitive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    - Great team, I can honestly say 99% of my coworkers were wonderful and talented individuals
    - Amazing benefits, it's all true!
    - Management clearly communicates vision and goals and share feedback on strengths and areas of improvement.

    Cons

    - Amazing benefits sometimes serve as "golden handcuffs" for those who ultimately want to be somewhere else.
    - Performance ratings are on a curve, so you are essentially competing with your talented peers for promotion. Still, despite its pro's and con's, this rating system is common among large companies. Maybe it just feels worse when all your peers are super ambitious and talented.
    - Especially when it was growing fast, the sales organization underwent SEVERAL reorgs. This is fine if you are flexible and open to change, but still worth noting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Work harder to ensure that satellite office retain the great Google culture. It's not enough to have colorful office decor. Regional and country leadership must fully embrace values of flat hierarchy, transparency, and openness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Simple for every body and any where

    Cons

    Customer Service should be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect to Customer through CRM

  8.  

    It was ok

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

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and inviting and they had a good company atmosphere and work environment. Good bonuses and social responsibility within the community as well.

    Cons

    Not enough on the job training. Also they don't give many flexible hours to work so you had to make 7am to 6pm regardless and you couldn't argue this point with them at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great place for an internship

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    I found it was a relaxed, fun, and interesting place to do an internship. People were very knowledgeable and helpful, so it's a great opportunity to learn. Internally, a very open culture - builds a lot of confidence in the company for interns wondering where to go after university.

    Cons

    The perks (especially the free food) encourage people (especially interns) to stay longer hours. This can affect work-life balance, but staying late to get stuff done was never encouraged.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Google, Ok for the young with no families

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Google Earth, Acquired From Keyhole in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Google Earth, Acquired From Keyhole in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay
    Excitement of a fast moving tech company

    Cons

    Long hours away from family if you have it.
    Feeling lesser if you dont work extremely long hours.
    Stock options not very valuable since they got so big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back, your growing too fast... this will not last and it will come to a head one day. Make your choices carefully.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company and people...

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Opportunity, Collaboration, Innovation, Start-up environment

    Cons

    Fast paced, and stressful at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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