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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
2,947 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Business Associate Program Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great program which allows you to experience the work of fulltime employees. Half of your time you will work on a client portfolio and the other half is Project Management.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any cons. I really enjoyed it and would do it again. The fact that you do slightly the same job as fulltime employees fosters integration in the teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best. Company. Ever

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Fun place to be at, great benefits, never wanted to leave work

    Cons

    Not much besides gaining weight :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    AWesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Visakhapatnam (India)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Visakhapatnam (India)

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth & opportunity , More Income , Partnership , Team

    Cons

    Start up for now
    but soon getting better and best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great environment

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

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

    Pros

    They treat all employees like first class citizens, including contractors. There are many lifestyle perks at the workplace, including free meals, massage and shuttle service to and from campus. Additionally, movement within the company is encouraged every few years, not frowned upon.

    Cons

    Traffic in Mountain View has gotten horrendous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the nonprofit gift matching programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard Problems, Good People

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

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

    Pros

    The people at Google are the best. They'll find a way through tough problems every time.

    Cons

    With any big org, there's a fair amount of bureaucracy. Google also doesn't do a great job of handling low performers: you sometimes have to carry your co-workers from time to time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Summer intern working on main campus in MTV

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

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome food, great peers, many events for interns

    Cons

    Large software stack takes some time to learn at the beginning so 3 months is not a lot of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    The best company I worked with

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Good environment.
    Friendly people.
    Gives you the sense of being important.
    Haven't seen micro managements.
    Flexible hours as expected.

    Cons

    Tiny workspace. (My desk is 3 feet and there is literally no space between my desk and my boss's desk)
    Crowded halls full of software engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great perks. Great benefit for family

    Cons

    Too big to move. Process is very slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Google is everything I hoped for

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Amazingly smart colleagues
    Great innovation
    Being a part of a company that really helps make our world a better place
    Benefits, benefits, benefits
    Being appreciated
    Being apart of something huge
    Fast paced and challenging
    Freedom to do what inspires you
    Tons of growth potential and flexibility to explore the company

    Cons

    Politics are a thing. A big thing
    Hierarchy is inevitable with a company this big, but it is a huge problem here
    Self-entitled and pretentious a--holes are around every corner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company

    • 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

    Super good work place. Smart people all over.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out because everybody so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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