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Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Google is the place to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Better than working for Verizon. This place actually cares about you. Other companies should follow their lead.

    Cons

    I cant barely find any cons. Just a really great place to work Cant beat it anywhere and such an innovative company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Doing a great job. Hire more people.


  2. UX Designer

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

    I have been working at Google (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant, yet humble coworkers. Anything you want to learn (professional or not) is a lunch meeting away. Opportunities to make huge impact.

    Cons

    For better or for worse, Google is very bottom-up. While it means complete freedom in your choice of tools and process, it also means it can be organizationally chaotic.


  3. Project Manager

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Happy EVERYDAY

    Cons

    It is impossible to have any CONS

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your good work


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  5. Rated as top employer for good reasons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The legendary perks are true (free gourmet food, on-site top quality fitness center, barista bar, massages available on-site, etc.), but the perks are trivial compared to the fantastic culture and positive, supportive work environment. Open, inclusive culture where people treat each other with dignity and respect. People are highly-skilled, highly-intelligent, and managers are expected to be inclusive, approachable, and respectful....and they are.

    Cons

    Not exactly a con, but be prepared to be intellectually challenged (including during your interview)! Facts, data, and sound logic are standard expectations, not hyperbole, bluster or conjecture - in any role, at any level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, continue to foster a culture of respect and inclusion.


  6. Program Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Google adds sp much to your resume and they are awesome people to work with

    Cons

    No bad experiences really besides the long hours i had to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing you guys are awesome


  7. Great Engineers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Engineers are some of the best I have worked with in the industry
    Focus on problem-solving
    Machine learning is world class
    Privacy is a priority

    Cons

    Expensive to buy a house in Mountain View
    Hard to be productive if you don't like large open office spaces with lots of noise


  8. Great people

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people. You can rely on and learn a lot from colleagues.
    - Good salary and perks

    Cons

    - Lots of changes (although it is also a good thing)
    - Impostor syndrome

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  9. google

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good place to work at.

    Cons

    no cons of this place of work.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Customer Sales

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

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If innovative product, great people, high profile, new challenges

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge


  11. Helpful (1)

    good impact and learning

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    if you want impact, google is a good place to start because of the large number of users there. Even if your change just affect <1% of queries, that's easily hundreds of millions users a month.

    infrastructure is also great, you get less distracted and get to focus on quality tuning.

    Cons

    systems are quite mature, so if you don't have your own ideas, you may have a hard time finding the right change with potential impact.

    Advice to Management

    don't be afraid to take on risky tasks with short term small payouts. try to aim for the potential.



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