Compare Google vs Facebook BETA

See how working at Google vs. Facebook compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Google vs. Facebook. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Google

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Facebook

Employee Ratings

  • Google scored higher in 4 areas: Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Facebook scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 13468 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 2180 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.3
Career Opportunities
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
Google employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Facebook employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Senior Management
4.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
94%
94%Sundar Pichai
CEO Approval
Facebook Ceo Mark Zuckerberg
93%
93%Mark Zuckerberg
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Positive Business Outlook
84%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Facebook salaries averaged $17,738 higher than Google.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer12708 Salaries
$140,000/yr
Research Scientist121 Salaries
$151,490/yr
Program Manager574 Salaries
$143,495/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer5143 Salaries
$149,863/yr
Research Scientist719 Salaries
$158,815/yr
Product Manager207 Salaries
$179,522/yr

What Employees Say

  • Google had 540 more reviews than Facebook that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • "Big company" was the most mentioned Con at Google.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Facebook.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 865 reviews)
"Great people"(in 574 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 391 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 325 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Big company"(in 416 reviews)
"Large company"(in 246 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 461 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 92 reviews)
Featured Review
"Analyst Review"Jan 25, 2021

Current Employee - Analyst

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

Pros

Google offers discounts for their employees to attend events where they're likely to learn something new that would help them in their job. They also offer discounts to their employees for a... selection of museums.

Cons

Work-life balance – not always balanced. Ambitious, new or young talent may end up hanging out at the office outside of work hours, often working or learning. This can develop into peer pressure to... spend a lot of time at the office

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Facebook full-time

Pros

- Amazing onboarding experience - Wide selection of teams - Rewarding compensation - Impressive engineering tooling - Great extracurricular support

Cons

- Starting to feel less like a startup - Processes can be rigid in some situations

Job Postings

Google has 3,301 more recently posted open jobs than Facebook.