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Google Boulder Reviews

Updated July 7, 2018
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  • "work life balance is difficult to manage" (in 337 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent developer tooling, great benefits and perks, smart people to work with, and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very complex systems that take a while to understand.


  2. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Boulder, CO
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are tons of smart people around you.
    Flexible work time.

    Cons

    Some projects are a bit boring.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Vendor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great food and 95% of the people are very friendly. Google seems to really care about the employees and their happiness . They also are big on recycling and taking care of the planet

    Cons

    5% of the employees are extremely rude unless you have a good position. They make rude remarks and do not have any manners.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on new hires and interns. Let them know that friendliness and caring for your fellow human being is part of the job. You make a big effort to take care of the planet but turning a blind eye to the way employees treat someone who isn't a "googler " with such disrespect is just not right. Let the young ones know it won't be tolerated


  4. "Nice if you are a FTE, so-so for CVTs"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boulder, CO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Google as a contractor

    Pros

    Free hot breakfast and lunch for all. Great benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Extreme open plan workspace. No privacy. Mac or chromebook only.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Support Expert in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Support Expert in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's the best company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing much that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys do best


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    smart people
    challenging work

    Cons

    Less importance to a person as individual


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great large Tech company with good culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people, great benefits, great culture, great products

    Cons

    growing / scaling difficult to do while staying agile

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Payments Processing at Google Boulder, CO"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary.
    Great benefits.
    Great food.
    Great location.
    Some really great people.

    Cons

    Don't expect to see great code. Expect a mess which everyone is struggling to understand, caused by fast pace, rapid turnover, and some really spectacular bad past design decisions that make things very hard to trace, but are now deeply embedded, and would be very hard to remove. Having said that, if this is your thing, great, they will reward you handsomely to help keep them afloat.
    Company is extremely PC. But you already knew that.
    Apparently, surveillance of personal email/networks. I can't prove it but I was creeped out too many times.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down. Build a stable team. Stop hiring physicists. Hire experienced fin-tech people.


  9. "So pampered!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The compensation, benefits and perks are unbelievable compared to most companies this size.
    The work is interesting, challenging and appropriately scoped.
    Opportunities to grow and move around are easy to find.

    Cons

    Deadline pressure can sometimes appear. Product requirements don't always allow for perfect engineering practices. Really though, I think these are problems you'll find at any ambitious internet company.


  10. "Awesome Google Experience"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Practicum Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Engineering Practicum Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Super exciting, always something new to learn. Everyone is super nice, and friendly and always willing to help. The atmosphere is very creative and fun to work in.

    Cons

    You need to catch on quick... but what tech company don't you need to do that for.


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