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"Google was a great place to work, but at the end of the day it was just a job."

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Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Austin, TX
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great pay, amazing benefits, great perks, and stock options.

Cons

No work life balance even though they talk about it a lot. 85% of my team were single, and they worked 70+ hours a week. If you wanted to put out the same amount of work, and meet the expectations of your manager you had to do the same.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing, Amazing. Love my work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. I get to work with incredibly talented and driven people— no driftwood! Google is always working on a thousand different things, so there's always opportunities to try something new.

    Amazing MTV campus facilities and staff, free food, and incredible compensation. I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather work.

    Cons

    Because there's always so much going on, many projects get cancelled or re-assigned, which means there can be some shuffling around. However, for me, this resolved with me moving into a much better position on a great team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving innovation - things are going well.


  2. "If you like working for an advertising company this job is perfect"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Physical working conditions -- campus features a lot of fun things to do

    Cons

    Computer tools are good for light writing and simple pictures only. For detailed work about complex subjects, not so much.

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