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Google Reviews in Zürich

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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4.6 23 reviews

                             

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Most competitive environment ever.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

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

ProsEverything: pay, environment, colleagues, management, perks, projects, flexibility. You name it - Google has it.

ConsIt can be stressful to work with so many awesome people. A lot of people develop an 'impostor syndrom'.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut the user first, for real.

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

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Challenging and fulfilling work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

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

ProsInteresting technical work on products used by millions. Top-notch infrastructure. Highly-skilled co-workers. Open company culture. Great perks.

ConsIf you're not willing to work hard, this is not the right place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease bottom-up culture.

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

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Most amazing summer experience during this internship

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat environment, people, perks, made many friends

ConsIt can feel challenging sometimes

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

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Best place to work for

Partner Development Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

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

ProsI believe Google has an incredible culture, great mission and values, fantastic treatment of employees, very optimistic outlook of the business overall

ConsSince Google attract the best talent a lot of people may seem overqualified and it's challenging to get promoted or switch to another ladder as you compete with a lot of very talented people.

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

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A place where you can acquire top notch knowledge and make friends for life.

User Interface Designer (Former Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsAwesome perks, inspiring colleagues (the person next you might as well have developed a programming language or two), people are welcoming and want you to have a great time.

ConsChallenging to achieve a stabile work life balance. Hard to follow desired methodology because of time limitations.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake initiative to ask your employee how s/he is doing.

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

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Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood food
Good working hours
Great culture
cool environment
Great work colleagues
Great perks

ConsIt was sometimes hard to meet individuals from my background who could relate to my struggles during orientation.At some instances I was so frustrated with the company infrastructure

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

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

I worked at Google as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere for work.
Awesome food and people

Consnone that I can think of

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

Pros- interesting work
- good salary
- many fringe benefits
- flexible working hours
- free unlimited phone service
- consistent schedule
- Open communication
- good work life balance
- green company that cares about the environment

Cons- none i can think of

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to empower you employees, it makes a difference. Also, don't sell out for the highest bidder if it means the new company will destroy what we have built.

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

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Great company to work for!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

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

ProsExciting, challenging and generally a great work environment. Really have a chance to make a difference! Work with state of the art technologies and hardware.

ConsSometimes work gets a bit stressful, but one is rarely forced to work long days. Its a very dynamic environment, as is the technology industry so you may need to switch gears frequently.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing, I'm verry happy.

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

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Very good experience as an intern

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery smart and helpful colleagues.
A plethora of cool technologies
A large amount of trust in the employees, even interns have access to a lot of confidential material.

ConsSteep learning curve for the technologies used.
Many projects still use C++, which lacks good tool support.
Once in a while there is a reorg of projects, which is annoying to be held up by.
Differences in interview practice from office to office.

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

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