Google Reviews in Tokyo

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
2,503 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 115 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 241 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 111 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 82 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, hard to navigate career or transfer internally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Perks
    Stable job
    Great people
    Flexibility in hour
    Office
    Resources

    Cons

    Commute sucks if you are in SF
    Compensation not competitive if you are outside of MTV
    Internal transfer is way too hard
    Difficult to navigate career path
    Internal politic can get a bit much
    Performance management are difficult for people outside of SWE ladder

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

    Google Tokyo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Smart people everywhere.
    Work in Tokyo, but without the bureaucracy of a typical Japanese company (no timecards! no fax machines!).
    Salary very high for a Tokyo-based job.
    Work at a Google, but without all the commuting of the main HQ.
    Make things people actually use.

    Cons

    Smart people everywhere.
    Getting overcrowded. Perks, kitchens are worse than in other Googles.
    Office essentially segregates the engineers from the non-engineers (different floors), gives it a weird feeling.
    Harder to get promoted higher than senior in a non-MTV office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand your international offices, they're a competitive advantage against the other silicon valley giants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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