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Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Get in as a vendor!

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

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people to work with (though all quite young), they almost all are driven but grounded
    - Bottom-up management - which means everyone truly works as a team and the atmosphere is to allow anyone to lead without judgement
    - Fun campus
    - Great to get free healthy food (even for contractors/vendors)
    - If you have initiative you will succeed, and even if you don't, it's not often that they fire anyone
    - They're open to finding the right role for you

    Cons

    The interview process even for a vendor to convert to FTE is crazy tough. 4-6 interviews beyond your hiring manager, and then they put together a "packet" to present to 1-2 hiring committees who determine whether or not to extend an offer.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of this insane interview gauntlet for vendor conversion. If their hiring manager and all team members really want the conversion to happen, there should be a slimmer more efficient path to conversion.

    You're doing an awesome job creating an atmosphere at work to keep everyone there long hours while enjoying it. Keep up the great culture of bottom-up leadership, it is very refreshing and it encourages everyone to contribute much more than they would at a top-down organization.


  2. Amazing Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Powerful employee enablement and work life balance.

    Cons

    I love change and a fast paced environment, but if these aren't for you, Google could leave you out of breath.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging in split levels and keep questioning your trajectory in a healthy manner.


  3. Google

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Belmont, CA

    I have been working at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits that make balance better

    Cons

    mobility fictitious and hard to move around


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  5. Pay doesn't pay for living near HQ, and opportunities biased to HQ

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smartest people you'll ever work with

    Cons

    Unwilling to admit it's own size and plan for it, with middle managers stretched thinner than others places in industry.

    Strongly centered on HQ, and pay doesn't even buy a house near HQ.


  6. Get in if you can

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits and compensation. Some departments/roles have a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    Very demanding environment; lots of politics & bureaucracy.


  7. Helpful (8)

    Fabulous Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Google is famous for good reason. The culture is terrific, the perks are great, and the rewards are meritocratic, which is great because your peers are fabulous. You will never meet people smarter and more dedicated than Google colleagues.Plus, depending on your division and interest you really do have opportunity to solve interesting problems.

    Cons

    When I started at Google in 2007, it was a much smaller company. By the time I left in 2014, it started to feel a lot more big-company-ish, with more bureaucracy and politics. They did a good job of trying to combat that as best they could but at some point the reality is just that they are huge. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, if you like working in big companies, but I was seeking something smaller and more mellow.

    Advice to Management

    Stay vigilant on the work-life balance piece! There's a lot of divisions that are exceptionally high pressure -- which you'll get with many gifted people in one place -- but my experience is that lots of people continue to burn out.


  8. overall, ok place to work

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

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great, smart people. some interesting work to be done

    Cons

    little work life balance. stay at the office late.

    Advice to Management

    less politics


  9. A Huge Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of perks, can be intellectually challenging

    Cons

    -It can take forever to get to work because there are so many people working in a place with basically just two access roads
    -You will feel like just a number at times
    -Promotion is pretty much BS


  10. Great experience for a summer!

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

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic culture - my team was extremely welcoming. I was interning in Moutain View, which has a beautiful office and the weather was fantastic.

    Cons

    It's a very big company and it doesn't always feel like you're contributing a lot. They also tend not to promote from within. If you're interning in MTV, the taxes can be pretty brutal.


  11. Awesome

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

    I have been working at Google

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team good people all around

    Cons

    Bad Management in india office

    Advice to Management

    Pick Up



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