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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    benefits, culture, opportunities, work-life balance, compensation.

    Cons

    There are no cons at Google.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with great perks

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Work with bright people every day

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance. Very middle hevy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great experience, great people, great culture

    Cons

    enjoyed my time with Google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Job at google

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    No cons i can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tester in Alto, TX
    Former Employee - Tester in Alto, TX

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    good to work, good salary, learning

    Cons

    outside of india, difficult to select , high competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it good

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Such an amazing opportunity, who could say no to this? (Consultant review)

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

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I began working part time while I was still in college. Over a span of 3 years, and several projects, I've had a variety of mentors that have helped me grow and develop my skills. I work in Corporate Engineering which has the casual culture, with a hard work ethic, that Google is known for. Everywhere you turn there are collaborative spaces that let teams and individuals meet on the fly. Have a problem that's been bugging you... take a time out and go play a game. You never know when the next person you run into may have the solution that you've been looking for.

    Cons

    Elitist culture in many parts of the company. The org that I work in seems to value its consultants and temp work more than a lot of other areas, so it can be difficult working with another group that treats you like a second-class citizen, especially if you have a non-ivy degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that an expensive diploma doesn't necessarily mean good employee. And knowing all the right answers on paper doesn't always translate to being able to put that knowledge to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    10/10 would work there again!

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

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

    Pros

    • Relaxed environment
    • Reliable schedule
    • Fun co-workers
    • Never worked past 5pm!!!
    • Very little micromanagement
    • Great pay

    Cons

    • Only con would be I'm not from California and much prefer my hometown. This is the ONLY reason I left Google. (I wanted to settle down in the same town that I grew up in)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? Ha! The only thing I will say is that sometimes there is TOO little structure. When I first started I felt very lost and had to ask a million questions. I was afraid they'd fire me because I was bothering them so much. Luckily they said it was normal, but it would be nice to have just been TOLD the things I needed to know so I didn't feel like I was wasting everyone's time.

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

    Great contractor role!

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

    I worked at Google as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Google is just a great place to work - lots of young, smart, driven people! As a contractor - hours were great, pay was decent.

    Cons

    As a contractor - limited career growth opportunities, not allowed at all functions, little face-to-face time with management, rarely hired on full-time after project is completed, FT employees are expected to spend ~ 60 hours minimum on campus per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider bringing on more contractors as FT employees, if they have proven to be valuable assets to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best company I have ever worked in

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

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

    Pros

    Respects its employees.
    Truly cares about the impact it has on society, and the users.
    Even after growing so large still inspire and cherish creativity.
    Part of caring about the individual employee, strongly supports work-life balance.

    Cons

    Promotions are tricky and require a lot of work.
    In some cases, does not manage low performers well or have a path for them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage low performers.
    Make sure we promote the right people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Software Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Delicious free food. Free company culture.

    Cons

    Big company so the effect of person is very small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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