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Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. One of the best combinations of work and play

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Incredible perks (i.e. bowling alley, juice bar, indoor rock climbing wall) and driven employees. Such a rewarding atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Because of the highly qualified employees, the atmosphere can also at times feel competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. An amazing place to work, grow, and have fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Strong management, great pay, out-of-this-world perks, many growth opportunities, and so much fun

    Cons

    Big company - this can be a turn off for some, but it's never bothered me a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great at challenging us to think differently and not being stuffy. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Best tech company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Free food, paternity leave, get to take a break and cool off outside, great environment, great company, great products, awesome

    Cons

    Hard to move up and promote within the company, lots of competition from other employees than are way better than you

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

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Training Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Training Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working with incredible people and learning a lot about the tech industry

    Cons

    Being on contract you are completely closed out from GROW, and therefore working on and developing new skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful

    Fast-paced work environment; smart people.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Google (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of the coworkers are extremely smart. You are given lots of responsibility and you have the ability to work on new and exciting products.

    Cons

    Although it is not formalized, many people work long hours. Also, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or even out-of-place in the office. The standards are very high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. It was good to work at a company that puts long lasting quality above price.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Good people and a nice place to work.

    Cons

    It is hard for a company to compete with the cheaper lower quality competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage users to post comments on the web.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Awesome culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great team. Opportunities to work with industry experts. Awesome perks and food.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of. It's a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the innovation spirit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Lots of perks. Lots of work. Lots of everything.

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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

    Smart, interesting colleagues. Opportunities to work on many different products/projects.

    Cons

    Huge company now. Can get bureaucratic.

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great projects, people, pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Smart bunch of people, projects that impact millions, leadership willing to take a long view that might take years to pay off, fair scope for decision making even at the bottom of the org chart. Offices, food, benefits are all icing on top. Amazing opportunities to do big things if you can make the pitch and execute on it.

    Cons

    Promotion process can be slow and painful; you have to be a self-starter to identify a team with opportunities for growth and be really proactive about chasing these. Working in remote offices can be difficult from a career p.o.v. depending on what projects are available. Every project I've worked on has felt somewhat Mountain View-centric, you have to adapt to that. Obamacare is dragging health benefits down (across all companies, or so we're told).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mobile, mobile, mobile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Best high tech company in the world

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    King of Great Eager Mind

    Cons

    Lack of Private Work Room

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great to manage engineer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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