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Google Reviews in Sydney

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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4.8 14 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(13 ratings)

100% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Lots of benefits and experienced gained.

    Student Ambassador (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGreat environment, plenty of colour around the office. Great company culture. No uniform required. Fast paced environment which helps to deliver good challenges.

    You also get opportunity to do what you want without too much supervision. This is something great about Google because you won't feel confronting at all.

    ConsIt is better than being at home. Sometimes I'd consider it too good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing, keep the culture going. It is brilliant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long-Time Google Employee, Changes Over Time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsFantastic people, work-culture, work-life balance, perks, and transparency top down. There are lots of opportunities to share feedback both to management and to peers. Managers are constantly trained and developed so you mostly get to work with good people who get the culture.

    ConsGrowth is extremely fast and we are beginning to see large-company issues and difficulty in moving roles internally due to changed expectations of experience which long time employees are often not exposed to. Also, poor performers are not dealt with correctly. There's a lot of leniency and sometimes, this can affect the entire team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsThe office is great. You get free meals/snacks, massages in the office, and a great work environment. There are also a lot of educational opportunities and trainings so you feel like you're always learning and growing as an employee.

    ConsExpectations are very high and people can be very competitive depending on your field. It can be stressful. In addition, it seems most people work round the clock and I found myself on email nights/weekends, not because I had to be, but I felt that it was the norm. It can take over your life a bit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend more fairly giving perf. It seems that the calibrations for people's final perf scores are based mainly on hitting a certain average for each team which can be very unfair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best job so far.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsCrazy perks. Relaxed atmosphere. Smart people.

    ConsNot invented here for pretty much all technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic company to work for.

    Agency Team Lead (Former Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsSuccessful company doing very inspiring work. Very strong, vibrant, exciting culture. Great colleagues.

    ConsIt's now quite a bit company and with that comes more structure and less of an entrepreneurial feel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Truly is one of the best places to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsThe Sydney office exemplifies the Google culture of friendliness and hard working.

    ConsIf you're not in Mountain View, career progression can be limited.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great culture, vision and projects

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsWork/ife balance
    Perks
    Varied projects
    startup feel
    smart/driven people

    Consprogression limited
    sydney distant from mountain view
    some bureaucracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Getting a little bloated, but still a brilliant company.

    Corporate Operations Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGoogle has structured itself well to resist becoming 'evil' as it grows. That's not to say it doesn't - but it takes hold a lot slower than at other companies our size. There's a lot of importance placed on transparency, accountability, and technical acumen by the average employee.

    ConsWhile everyone is allowed to question the company's decisions, senior management are getting better at dodging them. Making a career for yourself can be very difficult unless you are exceedingly brilliant. There are a lot of very, very smart people here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The best company to work for. Period.

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsExcellent work culture, free food

    ConsYou feel like a small cog in a big machine

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits, good people, limited career opportunities in satellite offices

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsAmazing, smart, driven and fun people to work with, usually pretty stimulating work, working autonomously, fantastic benefits.

    ConsVery limited career opportunity in satellite offices, which however is not acknowledged by management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire so many managers from external, they ruin our culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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