Google - Challenging and fun. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Google
There are newer employer reviews for Google

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"Challenging and fun."

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Work is challenging, fun, touches a lot of people. The scale of what Google does is mind-boggling. It's rewarding to know that your code is being executed millions of times a day when people use Google's products. Perks and pay are awesome. Equity you get in form of restricted stock units are growing in value by leaps and bounds. Lots of flexibility in work/life balance (I work from home one day a week to avoid the SF->Mountain View commute). Google culture is liberal, creative, and welcoming. If you have good ideas, people want to hear them even if you aren't senior.

Cons

Commute is terrible if you live in San Francisco and work in Mountain View. May be less fun and rewarding if you aren't on an interesting team/product. In a huge company, some people find they have difficulty feeling like they're making an impact.

Advice to Management

Better mentorship for Nooglers.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Love the founders, excessive growth and middle management destroyed the culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, cash to burn, pockets of innovation remain in the company. The founders are strong and are genuine.

    Cons

    Poor middle management, inexperience and arrogance made life very difficult. Too much time playing and not enough time delivering. Academic prejudice runs deep, politics and back-stabbing is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Read the Googlegeist and Management feedback carefully, eliminate the Politicians!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Google Summer of Code Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Google is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons, all you have is loads of advantages

There are newer employer reviews for Google
There are newer employer reviews for Google

See Most Recent

Work at Google? Share Your Experiences

Google
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or