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Google Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,810 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied Google Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent perks, beautiful campus, management is decent and you are surrounded by creative inspiring people. The compensation is great as well.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is heavily distorted. You could not work here without getting burnt out in a year unless you absolutely love what you do. Thankfully this is true to most everyone here.

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

    top notch

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, intelligent people, working on incredibly difficult problems.

    Cons

    It's gotten very big so there's some politics, although actually in my day-to-day work it's not so bad considering the size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place

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

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work at.
    Nice environment with bunch of smart people.
    Excellent food, benefits and other perks.

    Cons

    Poor HR team which plays a big role in deciding your first posting and hence, in a way decides what you'll do initially at Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to bring some benefits to India office also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good internship experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The company treats interns really well and thoroughly integrates them into the day-to-day work. The relationship to the supervisor feels more like to a mentor.

    Cons

    In the beginning getting used to the software stack is a bit of a challenge, but gets better with some time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Innovative and creative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Very Innovative culture.Full of fun and creativity.

    Cons

    no cons at all...Google is great!

    Recommends
  7.  

    very good workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    free lunch and snacks are great and the environment is very comfortable and approachable. one of the best places that i have ever worked at.

    Cons

    nothing to complain about, everything about the company was great and ran to perfection. i would suggest everyone give google a good look at them because they are a great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing keep on doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPERVISOR

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a young Company with a Potential of Expansion

    Cons

    I will lose my seniority, but I do not mind to start a new carreer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had supervise more than 23 employees for a period of 10 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing place to work, but very fast paced and competitive

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The people are mostly very intelligent and positive.

    Cons

    Constant expectation to keep advancing career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Most Cool Place on earth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Most Cool place to work.
    I am so glad to join Google[x]

    Cons

    So many nerd. Sometimes, very hard to communicate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Very satisfied, this is a great company

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance at times

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