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Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Fantastic experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Surrounded by some of the smartest people in the world, doing meaningful projects and always learning.

    Cons

    Experience will depend on the office you are in, and office dynamics can change tremendously as it grows.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better feel for the internal challenges smaller offices have, it is very easy for things to change the farther you are from HQ.


  2. Customer Insights Project Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Insights Project Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Customer Insights Project Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team environment allows everybody to raise a voice. There are tons of activities to get involved such as work-out, dance classes, or toastmasters meetings.

    Cons

    Some of the senior employees seem to gotten comfortable in their positions, which I was not expecting in such a competitive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep motivating everybody. Google is full of motivated, and enthusiastic people. I would love to come back at some point.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Best place to work!!! But also most demanding.

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

    Best pay (whole package)! Chances to learn from the best, talented people.

    Cons

    Demanding on regular basis. Some management skills may be helpful to avoid burnout.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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.


  6. Regional Operations Manager

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

    I have been working at Google

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Scope to self improvement and there by company growth.

    Cons

    All I can see good things about my dream company , Google.

    Advice to Management

    No advice but would like to say THANK YOU TO GIVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AS A GOOGLER:-)


  7. Good Company

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

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

    Pros

    you can balance life and work

    Cons

    nothing to mention for now


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lives up to the hype

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

    I have been working at Google

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, culture, resources, perks, benefits

    Cons

    Commute, cost of living in the Bay Area


  9. Still one of the best companies to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Integrator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Integrator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    - Free food, laundry service, home internet expense reimbursement, education reimbursement, 410K matching, etc.
    - Still a very engineering centric culture.
    - Great pay, lots of opportunities to transfer to new roles internally.
    - Larry Page is a great CEO.

    Cons

    - Increasingly bureaucratic within my organization, process creep.
    - Low performers aren't dealt with very well.
    - It's getting more difficult to build internal applications because of all of the approvals required to access data in various systems.

    Advice to Management

    Please reduce the amount of processes and approvals required to develop internal web applications.


  10. Security Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Services Officer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Security Services Officer in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I love everything about working at Google.

    Cons

    I do not have an negative comments about being employ with Google because I love working for Google.


  11. 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.



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