Google Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
2,463 Reviews
4.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Talented, driven and passionate team environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    You get to focus on what you do best. Google tries its best to take care of everything else (within reason) so that you can focus on doing what you do best. Little things like: food, transportation, entertainment, and the right tools for the job ( computers, phones, and even desks)

    Cons

    Since it's becoming bigger and bigger, you get the feeling that you're contributions are not making a big impact. Which leads many googlers to leave after 18 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good but with latest terrible manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager

    I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company has great working environment and perks

    Cons

    Sometimes working with people that pretend to be all geniuses has its drawbavks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not promote people as managers who do not have experience managing people, that was the case of my last boss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer Programs Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Developer Programs Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Filled with smart people and interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    It's such a big company that it is impossible to keep standards high. As a result there are people there that should be fired but can't because a large company is an easy target.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    good campany

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good atmosphere,smart people,interesting project,excellent pay

    Cons

    very big. have a little bit stuff can be determined by you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great people. they are nice.

    Cons

    the interview is a little long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to be, but a hard place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are some of the best in the valley. Swimming pool, commuting bus, great free food, and the list goes on and on. Look at the dictionary for the definition of great company benefits and you will see a google logo.

    Cons

    Work, work, work, work, work, work and more work. Life there is tough, don't let the benefits suck you in, because behind the fatherly support, is a more ulterior motive to keep you there long, long hours by taking care of you so well. Work / life balance is tough. If your young with no life outside of work, this is a dream come true. With a family of young kids, think before you jump ... but there are worse things like doing the same hours in a likely to fail start-up so it is not all bad.

  9.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Google is the best place to intern.

    Cons

    Nothing, everything was great. Learned a lot.

  10.  

    Community Manager

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    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

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

    Pros

    +Great perks, benefits and work environment
    +Great opportunities and impact
    +Great products

    Cons

    - Middle management
    - Too large

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment
    Really talented peers who are ready to help

    Cons

    The company is too large to move fast

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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