Google Boulder Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2020

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  1. "Great company with a user-centric mindset"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast-paced; surrounded by some of the best minds; perks; employee-centric organization

    Cons

    Decentralized and siloed; benefits not open to contractors;

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    "Brand specialist"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, community and personal development.

    Cons

    Hard to advanced. Especially hard to grow for latinas and women of color.


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    "Google Boulder is the place to be!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Unlike previous tech companies I have worked for, I rarely feel overworked at Google. Managers and team mates are respectful of work-life balance and even promote flexible work hours. The colleagues that I work with are all such nice people and I attribute that to the emphasis that the company puts on only hiring people that are Googley and how performance is partially measured on how well you work with others to accomplish a goal. Google Boulder in particular is fantastic with new office facilities, high quality (free) food, and a laid-back office atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compared to my previous employers, the purse strings at Google are extremely tight when it comes to T&E. Many teams only have the budget to see their non-colocated managers and co-workers face-to-face one a year, which is a real shame and can be a huge productivity hindrance. This does not seem to be getting better YoY.

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    "Articles about disgruntled employees are amusing"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Product Support Manager in Boulder, CO
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are able to speak their minds and stand up fo what they believe in. That is why you see walk-outs and hear about things that employees want to improve. Google executives listen and employees are empowered to speak their minds without fear of retribution. Life at Google is far better than almost any company and just about every employee comes to work and leaves work happy. All the news articles looking to find something wrong with working at Google are misguided. The writers don't understand that voicing a desire for equality, inclusion, and diversity are cornerstones of the Google culture. It doesn't mean employees are unhappy. It means they are good people fighting for continuous improvement in these areas even if Google is already excelling in these areas. People will always ask Google to do even more good for the world and their employees because they know Google will take action. It's awesome.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel too full from eating gourmet food all day long. Everyone is so accomplished, productive, and happy that it can make you feel insecure.

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  5. "Great work life balance, surrounded by helpful, smart people"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Boulder, CO
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    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Great culture full of people willing to help and explain/explore solutions. Lots of variety of work within the company.

    Cons

    Monolithic codebase means a lot of building on top of what others have done before you.

  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - TSC in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Culture Great Work life balance

    Cons

    Couldn't find any con's for Google

  7. "Lead software engineer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - President/Chief Executive Officer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment, culture and location.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say here.

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    "Great Culture Great Teams"

    5.0