Google Boston Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2020

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  1. "Great Learning Experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Loved the work culture and environment.

    Cons

    Job was stressful at times.

  2. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing role to bridge my career

    Cons

    Coworkers were antisocial and the office party was uncomfortable


  3. "Food sucks here"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Hardware Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is 10% less than SV, people are more relaxed

    Cons

    Food sucks, takes forever to get a coffee.

  4. "Outstanding!!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees are Valued in every aspect. You are given the tools to take care of your customers, to ensure your customer is extremely satisfied.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons, the owners ensure you are taken care of as an employee and their customers are always taken care of - 5 out of Stars!

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  5. "Gained Awesome Experience"

    5.0
    Former Freelancer - Freelance Graphic Designer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Google for more than a year

    Pros

    Freelanced for 2 years while in college and I got to do social graphics and learned website design with the google maps team. I mainly WFH since the team worked in CA, but got to visit the beautiful office when my director came down to MA. Everyone was very professional and kind. It was great experience as a college student.

    Cons

    No down sides I can think of

  6. "Great"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All good really. Best pack in the bus.

    Cons

    Some complex bonus. Difficult to get

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    "Experience is highly team/project dependant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First off, you get to work on problems at huge scale. Even the simplest issues can become remarkably thorny and non-trivial at such scale. Second, Google has arguably one of the best developer tools in the industry. It helps you be many times more efficient than the average. Third, Google's hiring bar is very high; so your co-workers are often brilliant, and you are seldom slowed down by dependencies on other engineers/teams.

    Cons

    Google is large, and so each Product Area / Product / Team have their own sub-culture. You might fit well in some, and be a miserable in others. There really is no good way to tell. Having brilliant co-workers is a double-edged sword. This also implies a lot of competition for interesting projects, and the bar for getting a promotion is so high that it is not uncommon for people to get promoted for over 5 years or more.

  8. "Google Shopping Express"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Operator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary rate per hour Flexible Shifts Uniforms provided by the company at non cost.

    Cons

    Contract is limited so no possibility to get hired permanently.

  9. "Innovators"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PM of Cool Things in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smartest people in the industry

    Cons

    duplication of effort across BUs

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values