Google Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
2,600 Reviews
4.4
2,600 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 127 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 114 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 85 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for... The compensation is good... The work is good... It is interesting and of the highest quality...

    Cons

    Difficult to get into the company... Promotion will take a lot of hard work, more than what is required in other average companies...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SALES AND OPERATIONS AT GOOGLE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    lots of smart people.
    ability to meet a lot of clients from all industries
    great reputation
    benefits are fantastic
    ability to travel to various google offices

    Cons

    The company towards the last part of my tenure has been way too political for my taste.
    The other issue is that the company was sometimes too slow to react to certain threats (eg social) which was disappointing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out ways to make the company less political
    Hire less people with consulting background.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    - large focus on work-life balance
    - great opportunities and support for personal and career development
    - amazing co-workers and atmosphere

    Cons

    - Google is getting bigger and more liks a corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company to work at.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Fun Campus to work in.

    Cons

    Cost of living high In California.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be evil is your motto. You should try to follow it.

  6.  

    Treat employees very well, but not much opportunity outside of Mountainview and New York

    • 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

    Benefits and perks are fantastic. Each manager I've had is on board with providing a work-life balance. They are also supportive without micromanaging. Lots of opportunities to meet coworkers, go to events or join social groups. The work is important as well.

    Cons

    The only con is that overall, if you are not interested in Sales, there is very little opportunity outside of New York or Moutainview which can lead to lack of a long-term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more roles (outside of Sales/ENG) to exist outside of NYC or MTV.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging, fun and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Career-wise this is a great place to work - there are opportunities for anyone who is willing to build a reputation. The work itself, the smart people and the perks: a Japanese restaurant serving up Asian food every day for free!

    Cons

    I would say the main downside is that people work such long hours. Perhaps this is because the environment is so competitive. I also don't think the salary in London is competitive with the main alternative employers - investment banks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Ethical group to work with. Fun atmosphere. Easy to be comfortable submitting ideas.

    Cons

    Getting guidance from higher management. Work, life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to contractor suggestions.

  9.  

    Search Quality Associate

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

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

    Pros

    It was my first job after Undergrad. So, it was totally cool.
    - Company is really really fantastic.
    - Smart engineering practices
    - lots of food and pampering

    Cons

    I joined this role thinking that the job can lead me to Engineer position. The managers in this position are not really smart. They cannot understand your career plan.
    - They just make you feel worthless
    - Will be stuck in the position unless you impress your current manager
    - One will learn nothing in these type of positions.
    - This position is for people who just want to relax and not bothered about what they are learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is fantastic. But, local managers are dumb and cannot visualize the outcome of efforts. They just do people management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    awesome place to work

    • 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 as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    google is a great place to work at, you get all the facilities you can imagine, free food, gym, manageable timings..
    you get to work with the most intelligent people in the word, so your time in goole will be awesome.. salary is awesome too.

    Cons

    not that many challenges you get in google. you will get help whenever you stuck at anything. first couple of months adjusting to work can be hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to say,, they r doing a great job..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Account Strategist

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    pay
    freebies
    culture and TGIF is great..
    very open to feedback

    Cons

    Too much competition
    Lack of variety in terms of work
    Started to act like a big organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create challenges for eople

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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