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Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
2,444 Reviews

4.4
2,444 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.  

    Awesome place with awesome people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The smartest co-workers one could imagine.
    Great career opportunities.
    A positive environment.
    Great compensation.
    The best free food ever.

    Cons

    It's easy to lose track of what time it is. Make a point to leave earlier than you'd want, it'll help you in the long run.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    outstanding place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Best place to work! Yes, Best place to work! Lot of good things

    Cons

    nothing as far i have seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice working place

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and opportunity for personal growth and good compensation

    Cons

    Sometimes the management is well structured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They can always strive to improve things by putting in place more control on the middle level management structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a great place to work!

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons!

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Best work environment for the first employment

    Cons

    I just can not find one con for this job

    Recommends
  7.  

    Mitigated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros

    Great benefits but only for employees. Work life balance is great. Google makes sure that employees feel great at work by providing free food, amazing facilities and great benefits.

    Cons

    Temps are being treated unfairly. They do not have access to half of the tools provided online to help them in their work because they are on contract. The only benefits that they get is free food and the gym.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place, great people, great company values

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amazing perks, amazing people, huge learning opportunity

    Cons

    amazing place, but not the best if you are in staffing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Simple

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good food good people good benefits

    Cons

    not a lot of growth and minimum pay

  10.  

    Lots of smart people selling ads

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Perks that everyone knows about.
    Good pay.
    Good benefits.
    Being able to talk to lots of smart people.
    Your relatives will be impressed.

    Cons

    The work itself can be lame in many areas of the company.
    Constant evaluation and stack ranking.
    Frequent feeling that what you do doesn't help the company.
    Many, many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective with managers. Promote managers who are good at motivating teams, not because they are good "soldiers".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Free food, free gym, plenty of autonomy and perks. Interesting speakers come into talk and we can generally set our own times and get our work done to our own rhythms.

    Cons

    Interesting projects are hard to come by outside the US hub. There is a hierarchy even if they claim there isn't. Decisions take forever - everyone's opinion is valid, yet there are too many decision makers and no decisions. Promotion is more about who you know that what you did. You will work long hours - usually till 7pm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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