Google - Dynamic and difficult | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Google
There are newer employer reviews for Google

See Most Recent

"Dynamic and difficult"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google part-time (More than a year)

Pros

the offices inspire creativity. most importantly the executives are easily available and this allows for great insight on current projects.

Cons

one of the big issues was the lack of flexibility. it is very difficult if almost impossible to get a few days off to travel ext..

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Making an impact on the world."

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Mission statement. The Leadership (Larry has done a really good job IMHO of focusing the company). The People, really smart, really nice, usually, there are a couple of bad apples, no system is perfect.

    Cons

    As the company has gotten larger (been there since 2007) politics has become more prevalent, especially over "control of binaries". Why build on shared platforms when you can't control it (I think it is silly). As you move up the ranks, work life balance gets really screwy as you tend to work with offices all around the world (at least in my case).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A stimulating summer experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone's very bright and hardworking, but everyone knows this already. More important, the Google culture is one of openness. Many docs are publicly visible, so you can learn about other projects in the company, and people enjoy talking about what they're working on.

    Cons

    This varies significantly by location, but some workspaces are very tightly crammed, with people sitting side-by-side in long tables. This is a distracting and unpleasant work environment. It's like being in an industrial chicken coop. Engineers need quiet!

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