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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.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    many pros it was a great company

    Cons

    none such a great company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to work for its perks and benefits, apart from the challenging work opportunities and great work culture.

    Cons

    As the company is growing rapidly, and investing in various new technologies, its no longer a company where a small team can launch a game changing product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    Paradise lost.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test III in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well, it's Google:) You get exceptional perks, including subsidized massages and gourmet food. The average intelligence level of employees is very high and most of the technologies you work on are bleeding edge. The company tries to maintain open information culture and keep people aware of what is going on.

    Cons

    I've joined in 2005 and Google in 2005, Google in 2008 and Google in 2013 are 3 different companies. The early years made Google the icon for IT world and it was respectfully so. However as the company grew the engineer-centric and open culture has began to disarray and the people (mostly in mid-to-senior management) that should have never been hired started to erode this culture. Now it is becoming more and more like other big corporations. It is still a great company to work for and far better that most of what is out there, but comparing to what it could have become...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people's career paths within the company. If someone is working on "high value product" it is almost impossible to switch the team (especially if the team you want to go to is not HVP). Avoid bureaucracy as much as possible and worry less about what other companies do (like Facebook) and get back to "industries disruptor mode" in which Google excels at.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place but ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    lots of talents, tech savvy.
    free foods!

    Cons

    well , it's becoming a huge company and overwhelmed somehow with some unskillful south asians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversity is important.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Amazing company!!!wonderful staff to work with. A lot of room to learn and grow! Casual wear and very intelligent people to work with, and its a completely different feeling and an honor to work with Google!

    Cons

    None, no company can outshine Goolge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Simple for every body and any where

    Cons

    Customer Service should be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect to Customer through CRM

  8.  

    Great company, smart people, bright future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Company brand, integrity, strong future
    Company motto holds true
    pay, bonus
    work is challenging

    Cons

    is still a business - there is the usual baggage (politics, personal clashes, etc.) though probably less than most companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Google, Ok for the young with no families

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    Former Employee - Google Earth, Acquired From Keyhole in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Google Earth, Acquired From Keyhole in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay
    Excitement of a fast moving tech company

    Cons

    Long hours away from family if you have it.
    Feeling lesser if you dont work extremely long hours.
    Stock options not very valuable since they got so big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back, your growing too fast... this will not last and it will come to a head one day. Make your choices carefully.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still good company to work, but gets too big to operate, perk cut every year.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Good perks
    ok salary
    lots of smart people

    Cons

    Less compensation every year.
    Hired too rapid

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Contractors have minimal access to corporate knowledge base.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer III in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer III in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Fabulous talent with honest deliverable within the team.
    Dynamic environment with dynamic tools.
    On site exercise, on site weekly TED style presentations.
    Astonishing and amazing food.
    Green energy.

    Cons

    Some slow-to-respond, out-of-date information to leverage politics between team leads.
    Contractors have minimal access to corporate knowledge base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management cannot prevent people who want to keep their jobs from "protecting" their role with minimalist info. One or two star performers in a sea of mediocrity seems to be on par, even in government.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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