Google Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,475 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.  

    best ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google as a contractor

    Pros

    paid well, good management, excellent training

    Cons

    absolutely none, can't think of one

  2.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    great place to work at, lots of perks

    Cons

    stressful at times, they would for you to completely move i

  3.  

    Google company review

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Had an excellent experience working here, many great perks and amazing compensation working full of visionaries

    Cons

    The only con would be to have more opportunities for contracts to be full-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intense environment of hyper-competitive "A" players

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    Current Employee - Analytical Lead  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Analytical Lead in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    It is an amazing place to challenge yourself. There are lots of perks, but at least from my experience you are going to work very hard to keep them.

    Cons

    You haven't seen politics like this Neverland before. Rich people that got in early, or industry professionals who have had too much reality to adapt is the norm. Ivy League MBAs are a dime a dozen. Egos are huge, and sometimes warranted. You will feel small time, and like an idiot for a long while after you start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I knew where the hell their head was at half the time I'd offer my .02 but money keeps rolling in and crazy ambition is always the M.O.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Still the best place to work for, despite the cons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best people around; Cool tech, cool people, many opportunities to work with cool things.

    Cons

    Management sucks, and the company direction is heading south. They're focused on competitors that aren't real, and on the wrong forms of public opinion.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Large Corp to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Perks, free lunches, etc. Google setup the current model for a lot of younger companies around the world and successfully created a culture of sharing and community.

    Cons

    Google will let you balance your life, but unless you're really good, expectations are high and a lot of overtime will be needed to reach up the ladder. Google won't force you, but it is still a meritocracy.

  8.  

    Great!

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    Current Employee - Sourcer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sourcer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. Great food!

    Cons

    Balance! Make sure you don't get too distracted by all the perks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this particular time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mentally challenging

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Networking, advancing the stat of art consumer technologies

    Cons

    work-life balance issues, high living expenses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work in allowing the employees to innovate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits and perks - great place to learn new things

    Cons

    Keeping up with the ever changing world of google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When acquiring a company their needs to be a better way to integrate new acquired employees to culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Software Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Best perks, smart teammate, nice work, environment, good, food

    Cons

    moving slow growing into a big company

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