Google - Still a great place to work | Glassdoor
  1. "Still a great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

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

      Pros

      All the great benefits, perks, etc. really make this a great place to work. Everything from the great free food to good benefits (health, leave, etc.) truly make this a great company to work for.

      Cons

      Salary seems to lag behind the industry. Culture is going through some growing pains.

      Google2019-02-20
    1. "Resume builder"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Intern 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Google part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Fantastic workplace environment, company is really dedicated to a work/life balance for its employees and it shows

      Cons

      Don't necessarily agree with some of the politics at Google

      Google2019-07-14
    2. Helpful (2396)

      "Moving at the speed of light, burn out is inevitable"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Google full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      1) Food, food, food. 15+ cafes on main campus (MTV) alone. Mini-kitchens, snacks, drinks, free breakfast/lunch/dinner, all day, errr'day. 2) Benefits/perks. Free 24:7 gym access (on MTV campus). Free (self service) laundry (washer/dryer) available. Bowling alley. Volley ball pit. Custom-built and exclusive employee use only outdoor sport park (MTV). Free health/fitness assessments. Dog-friendly. Etc. etc....

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      Cons

      1) Work/life balance. What balance? All those perks and benefits are an illusion. They keep you at work and they help you to be more productive. I've never met anybody at Google who actually time off on weekends or on vacations. You may not hear management say, "You have to work on weekends/vacations" but, they set the culture by doing so - and it inevitably trickles down. I don't know if Google inadvertently hires...

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      Advice to Management

      1) Don't dismiss emotional intelligence and adaptive leadership. They're not just catch phases. You need great managers and leaders in order to build great companies and develop great employees. The people who may be brilliant at solving technical issues may not be (and are most often, not) the best candidates for management. 2) Do something about that work-ife balance. Don't just have a bunch of pow-wows and...

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      Google2013-06-21

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