Google Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,470 Reviews

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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.  

    Great company, limited opportunities in a remote office.

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    Former Employee - Sales and Operations Associate  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Sales and Operations Associate in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. Fun congenial environment. Smart, motivated colleagues.

    Cons

    Felt pigeonholed in my roll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency around career path opportunities and lateral moves between teams.

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

    Product mgr

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    What else do you need when you work at number one branded company in world. Pros are
    Brand
    Culture
    Team
    Agile
    Food
    Perks

    Cons

    Pay
    Zero process
    Crappy interview process
    Cowboy projects
    Repetitive projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview process needs to be relooked at big time, missing out on good talent and bar is getting unevenly set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    As a leader in software industry, this company gives you achievement and makes you excited about the things you are doing. It provides you with various kinds of training. You have a chance to learn skills in different fields, which is very helpful for your development.

    Cons

    I don't see there are any obvious drawbacks. This company has a good work/life balance and provides learning opportunities internally. Maybe a pity is that time is too short to consume what the company provides you with every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Experience in one of the largest and well know companies in the world in a great location and amongst similar minded people

    Cons

    the cost of living in the bay area and the long working hours make it tough to continue motivation and standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expected job hours and expected love for the brand is sometimes unrealistic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing internship experience

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lagos (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    Great training, amazing working conditions, and the most interesting people you will ever meet. I loved every minute of it

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons. Google has amazing support functions for its employees and does everything to make sure they are well taken care of. Many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at google was nothing short of amazing

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    So many highlights including: intelligent people, expansive budgets to accomplish your department initiatives, great perks and an amazing work environment overall. Everyone is highly driven and ambitious and when I came into work every day, I literally felt that energy as soon as I walked in through the door. People who excel in this company are self-starters and creative people that are able to think quickly and outside of the box.

    Cons

    upward mobility is stagnant. perks can make most complacent and satisfied with their role level for years with no title promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Could be worse

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    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation package, flexible hours, some very smart people to work with, interesting projects at large scale if you are lucky.

    Cons

    Google is a large multinational company with all the bureaucracy and inertia that implies. If you get a decent manager and an interesting job it's alright. If you get a bad manager that could make your life very hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best experience in my carreer

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    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great projects and culture, plenty of nice and interesting people to work with, easy to get involved in whatever interests you.
    Also plenty of resources and supportive management which allows to be ambitious and still succeed.
    Perks are also great.

    Cons

    I can't imagine working somewhere else even for much more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting place to start career

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    Former Employee - BOLD Associate Account Analyst  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - BOLD Associate Account Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    -Free food, fitness classes
    -Incredibly smart and interesting people to work with
    -Learn a lot about Google's advertising system and Google Analytics

    Cons

    -A customer service job- many believe that as a student at a top school, this is not the way to start one's career
    -Located in Ann Arbor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Demonstrate clear paths for advancement in the company after working 2 years in this role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working as an Account Manager at Google Dublin

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    Former Employee - Associate Account Strategist  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Great perks. The food is amazing, the people even more so.

    Cons

    Te actual day to day job is not rocket science. It gets very operational and it will probably not be your calling in life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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