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"The best company I've ever worked for!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Challenging work environment, you get to learn a lot, especially in the beginning, huge scale of the projects, incredibly smart people, cool office space, perks (stock option and bonuses) and (healthy and yummy!) food. Variety of domains and products, you can always find something for yourself if you decide to change the project.

Cons

Difficult to get a promotion (you may get frustrated after a while), often have to work late, working from home is rarely an option, not so many career opportunities outside Mountain View, the most interesting projects are focused there.

Advice to Management

Reward long term and experienced employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Fun, relaxing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, indoor games, no pressure of work

    Cons

    Cant think of any right now

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "One of the best large companies to work for in the world."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - amazing quality food and lots of it
    - supportive of growing their employees
    - generous benefits and amenities

    Cons

    - the warm and friendly corporate culture has dwindled to resemble the more typical corporate culture with underhanded politics and favoritism being the keys to success
    - work / life balance could be better. a lot of times there is peer pressure to be constantly working or give off the perception that one is always on the clock. the company does provide a laptop, cell phone and pay for your home internet (which is obviously great) but it is also to enable this sort of mentality

    Advice to Management

    - close the distance between managers and reportees. often managers are assigned a larger number of reportees than they can effectively manage which makes for the aforementioned underhanded politics and subsequent favoritisms taking play

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