Google Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
2,455 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.  

    Good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    office is great, I love it!

    Cons

    Pretty big company and hard to learn what everyone else is doing

  2.  

    Great people, work, and environment

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    The company is extremely transparent internally, supports lifelong learning (if there is something you want to learn it is likely there is a class available on the topic), and you work with some of the smartest people around. The work environment is great, as is the food, fitness centers, and other added benefits.

    Cons

    If you end up on a project you aren't all that interested in or a team you don't quite mesh with, you may not enjoy your work as much as you could if you were placed on another team/project, though it seems fairly painless to switch teams if you aren't enjoying what you do anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Google as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good company to work, with excellent working environment....

    Cons

    I Dont have any cons to mention, such a good place work....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to kickstart your career: global culture, coworkers and perks will make you want to never leave it.

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

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

    Pros

    As fairly noted in numerous other reviews:
    -Great culture aimed at bringing the best in employees
    -Perks range from the famous free food and billiard tables to covering two-thirds of your education
    -Global satisfaction survey results are really acted upon by global and local management
    -Competitive Salary and bonus packages
    -If you are motivated to learn you will learn a lot and from the best teachers and sources
    -You get to test new cool stuff often before it is even announced to the public

    Cons

    -Over the past few years became a huge corporation, slowing down promotions and internal movements, reducing time for extracurricular projects and skyrocketing targets.
    -Average management is often very average
    -New hires with extensive experience in the field are often too overqualified for the basic work they are doing in sales or support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire appropriate people for appropriate jobs, especially entry-level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The SDE intern experience in Google is amazing, where you can have chance to work with talented engineers

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

    I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The teammates are very experienced engineer, from whom you can learn a lot.
    The working environment is perfect. Google provides snacks and free food

    Cons

    There are a lot of talented engineers in Google. You are less likely to touch the core productions

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great company with great pay, benefits, and atmosphere.

    Cons

    At many times wanted a more rigid environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing experience, sometimes a little stifling

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Google treats its employees just amazingly well. The perks are great, the pay is very good, the work is interesting, the atmosphere is not crazy stressful.

    Cons

    It's become a big company. It's one of the best, if not the best, big company in the world, and I still love Google. But if you're ambitious and really want to be in the ground floor of exciting new projects, Google isn't always the easiest place to do that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Awesome Place

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

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The best place to work.

    Cons

    Hectic schedule, lots of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a good work like balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    People: gives you the chance to work among smart and like-minded people
    Office
    Company culture
    Great perks
    Good place to network
    Always good on a CV

    Cons

    Middle management from Very good to Very Bad
    Way too political
    Core Job very boring below L5
    Salary lower than many places in the Industry
    HR Department in Dublin purely clueless
    Good for entry level work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate promotions cycle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to work for!

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

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunities and great experiences.

    Cons

    Don't expect to have your hand held.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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