Google Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,571 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 126 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 249 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 113 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    Heart Throbing Experience so far

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mont Alto, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mont Alto, PA

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

    Pros

    Really Smart People to work with

    Cons

    Many new things to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant to work here

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    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - competitive package.
    - awesome benefit: free food, gym, micro kitchen, many benefits
    - unique culture to encourage to encourage innovation

    Cons

    grows relatively steadily and stably, possibly fewer opportunities here than in startups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Smart so coworkers, great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    great benefits, you get to work with a lot of smart people which will increase your knowledge

    Cons

    which I can work remotely a few days out of the week. Too many projects at one time

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  5.  

    good for tenured engineer; bad for passionate engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very good life-work balance; very good compensation

    Cons

    work on small things; lots of doc/design reading

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very comfortable environment and smart people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great infrastructure, good pay, good hours, good benefits, really take care of their employees. I had a really good experience working there since my work was very prevalent and easy to show to people. Millions of users used my project so even as an intern I really felt as if I was making an impact.

    Cons

    Hard to grow to a higher position, everyone is extremely qualified

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Amazing culture, free food, smart people, interesting projects, all this while having a huge impact

    Cons

    It is getting a big company - so politics is creeping in, a lot of slack in pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - People want to grow, create opportunities for them. Beyond promotions, what else can the management offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Closest Place To Paradise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Security Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Security Specialist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Perks like free food, great gyms, shuttle services, etc
    Great company culture
    A lot of great networking events across departments
    Google grow classes that help you build on old skills or learn new ones

    Cons

    Upward mobility is hazy
    Compensation isn't what I expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    awesome experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    good working environment,exposure,technology,work life balance

    Cons

    tougher and harder to compete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work with best perks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Free food.
    Amazing respect when you wear Google t-shirts and roam around in public places.

    Cons

    Haven't found any cons yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EMT in New York, NY
    Current Employee - EMT in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun alot of resources. food is amazing.

    Cons

    should have more input in the contracts they hand out to various companies like astreya

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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