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  1.  

    Great talent on some teams but lacks diversity in management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Perks, office amenities, efficient, well-known brand products

    Cons

    Culture has become more self-serving than collaborative, projects lack thought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for generalists not specialists

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good experience working for one of the top companies in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The food court is amazing. They have all types of food here and it's all cooked in front of you. And getting around campus is a breeze.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons except for the fact that a lot of jobs at Google are contract positions. I wish they would hire their best workers from contract to permanent based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management here really depends on where and what department you work at. There are a lot of different projects going on around the Google campus so I cannot answer this definitively. But my experience overall was alright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Google has a wonderful environment, you get to do cool things and work with great people, and the perks and benefits are amazing. Great company culture, too.

    Cons

    Depending on what area you're in, work life balance can be a struggle. I think most cons would be individual personality or fit issues, honestly. Google is great, but it's not necessarily for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Innovative, fast-moving company

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

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, glamorous work environment, amazing perks, .

    Cons

    Company is becoming big and middle management layer is growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    An incredible place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Year after year, Google is rated the best company to work for. Open culture, interesting people, passionate about making an impact on the world.

    Cons

    All the free food is tough to resist :) Google is a big company, so it can't move as fast as a startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

  7.  

    It was great working at Google.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Celebration, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Celebration, FL

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Rooms to develop as working on the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Such a big corporation... Takes time to get things done, working as group or individual from another department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Brand Great Exposure

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great place to work with intelligent individuals.

    Cons

    sometimes the egos are to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you continue to innovate and not just become to corporate. Otherwise threats from upstarts will only emerge more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Smart, friendly colleagues.
    Interesting and fun work.
    Feel valued by company.

    Cons

    Everything's always crowded. Cafes, bikes, everything.
    No telecommuting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less money on crazy stuff and more on day to day basics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Love Google.

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

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

    Pros

    Great company. Great culture. Smart people and exciting products to work on. Amazing benefits and a particularly generous medical insurance. I couldn't see myself working anywhere else.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough. As big as the company is, there are some extra-lean teams taking a lot on. Also need better gender balance in the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If given the opportunity, grab it!

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling.

    Open, collaborative atmosphere.

    Interesting, challenging projects.

    Transportation provided.

    Lot's of perks.

    Cons

    Main offices are in Mountain View.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused!

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