Google Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,574 Reviews
4.4
2,574 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great and stress free platform !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adwords Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Adwords Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    There are alot of benefits for the googler's which none of the company provides , all it depends on your performance.

    Cons

    have not come across cons yet !

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Google SDev Intern

    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern

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

    Pros

    Google on the inside is pretty much exactly what it looks like from the outside, no surprises, fun internship, lots of opportunity to continue with them once your internship is up.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my summer there, although I would recommend if you have a choice work at one of the larger offices, I worked at a smaller office and didn't feel like I got the whole Google experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern I didn't really deal with management.

  3.  

    Talent Acquisition

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

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

    Pros

    Great processes, strong systems, smart hiring managers, excellent employment branding

    Cons

    Vague career path for TA professionals,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop a more coherent strategy for retaining good TA professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    BOLD Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Free Food, Fun Activities are always available to take a break from work.

    Cons

    Some of the positions (particularly SMB) are sold as something much cooler than what it really fundamentally is.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly, brilliant people

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

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

    Pros

    Great community atmosphere. Brilliant engineers who are humble, respectful, and go out of their way to help you. The perks are seriously insane -- delicious food, world-class gyms, etc. Unlike some other reviewers, I've had no trouble with movement around the company. I will say that I started Google with a particularly excellent and supportive team, which means I got very good peer reviews, which made transfers to other teams quite easy. I've seen others who get unluckily placed in a hohum team and have trouble getting out. I find work-life balance also quite reasonable, though it might help to be remote from the HQ.

    Cons

    Gets a bit political as you climb up the ladder. Not toxically so, but still annoying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best place to work at!!!!

    • 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

    The work environment is fantastic! I am working with such great minds.. brilliant! It is such a pick me up to just go to work everyday. I look forward to every day at work.

    Cons

    Cons? whats cons? There are no cons of working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    Filled with smart people and interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    It's such a big company that it is impossible to keep standards high. As a result there are people there that should be fired but can't because a large company is an easy target.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best company out there. Period.

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart coworkers, mobility, meritocracy, perks

    Cons

    office moves are frequent to find room for growth

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

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible perks, incredible autonomy, great coworkers, good pay, and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Offices only in places I don't want to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying so hard to get everyone to work in Mountain View.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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