Google Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company but starting to become too "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - work/life balance
    - charitable giving and matching
    - most people you work with - extremely intelligent and fun to work with
    - benefits and perks
    - organizations mission and values

    Cons

    - company is starting to feel too corporate and losing initial "Googliness"
    - extremely hard to navigate through
    - difficulty knowing what's available in other organizations within the company
    - career development and coaching

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Provide advanced professionals with support to organizing C level executives/management across multi business department

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in a different environment, with multi levels of executives. Interesting and very challenging. Something new every day.

    Cons

    Can't think of one at the present time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on time with reports and meetings. Be truthful IF you don't know how to present it. Follow your gut instincts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. This was the best internship ever, from the emphasis of teamwork to the service provided to employees. Salary is good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    There isn't much to say here...I mean the world is becoming more digital and google is on the rise...their expansions are ridiculous. They should loosen up though at times

    Cons

    You have to give in a lot of extra hours, when you are working on a project, sometimes you might end up getting some work done at home. this can be a good thing sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes they should concentrate more on getting interns to participate more in some of the activities that go around the company rather than interns doing the most basic stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great is some ways, red tape and MBAs are slowly ruining the company though

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    hard problems
    smart people
    great perks/money

    Cons

    MBAs are parasitic leaches that are crushing the culture and long term vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the MBAs and hire people that care about more than themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Google is a Great Place to Figure Out Next Steps

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    Current Employee - Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Very kind people, managers concerned with your overall well-being

    Cons

    Limited horizontal and vertical mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great company great benefits. Work/life balance totally depends on the team - some are great some are terrible.

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeon-holed into specific jobs or roles. You handle a very small piece of a giant puzzle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. This company exceeded my expectations in every way except for the social aspect.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    - fun work that impacts millions of people and is helping to change the world
    - always learning and growing, peers are brilliant and help you grow
    - great compensation
    - great food
    - flexible work hours
    - a surprising amount of transparency from 'the top'

    Cons

    - peers are brilliant so you might feel inadequate
    - sink or swim mentality. you're expected to be a self-starter and independent learner. they have resources to help you but, in the end, you have to figure out how to learn and get things done on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - listen to the employees when they make a big deal about products and policies and internal trends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Very interesting place. Lots going on and lots of opportunity for growth.

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    Current Contractor - Test Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Test Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and room to take initiative.

    Cons

    Not a lot of process so make sure you know how to take initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes slowing down can be better than moving too fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. great place to work depending on what side of the business/group/team you're hired into.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    benefits (although shrinking), perks, flexibility to work from different offices, and cache of working a large tech firm

    Cons

    bitter large company politics, slow moving, hard to get recognition, comp is not the best in industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Incredible Workplace

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

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love how I'm treated at the company.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything publicly. That's one of the pros... If I have an issue, I can have it addressed internally and taken car of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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