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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Spectacular Employer

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment, benefits and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Office politics, usually not an issue but the "chain of command" can be circumvented for individual gains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faster channels to prevent collusion between employees and their direct superiors would improve the politics problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great projects, people, pay

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Smart bunch of people, projects that impact millions, leadership willing to take a long view that might take years to pay off, fair scope for decision making even at the bottom of the org chart. Offices, food, benefits are all icing on top. Amazing opportunities to do big things if you can make the pitch and execute on it.

    Cons

    Promotion process can be slow and painful; you have to be a self-starter to identify a team with opportunities for growth and be really proactive about chasing these. Working in remote offices can be difficult from a career p.o.v. depending on what projects are available. Every project I've worked on has felt somewhat Mountain View-centric, you have to adapt to that. Obamacare is dragging health benefits down (across all companies, or so we're told).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mobile, mobile, mobile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    It was great working at Google.

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    • 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.  

    Integration Engineer

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    • 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 company fast past and exciting with great benefits.

    Cons

    Hiring process is very challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Super fun, but plenty of in-effeciencies

    • 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 perks and great ideation processes

    Cons

    base pay is on the lower end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Managee

    • 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 environment of people. Atmosphere makes you happy to work. Different from most companies

    Cons

    Great facicilities makes it harder to leave and thus you end up working more hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    college hire software engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very good experience with the hiring process

    Cons

    do not know enough to comment

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