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Google Boulder Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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  • "work life balance is difficult to manage" (in 354 reviews)

  • "Still trying to figure out how to be a big company" (in 304 reviews)

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  1. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Product Marketing in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    fun, good food, smart people

    Cons

    busy, stressful, sometimes disorganized, hectic


  2. Helpful (2)

    "WTF are they even doing?"

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    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was excellent.
    Perks were great.
    Office was awesome.
    Lunch was usually delicious.

    Cons

    -I started just before a big reorg. I had 9 different managers in 7 months. Each had a drastically different goal for me to achieve.

    -No real vision toward anything groundbreaking in terms of the ad products.

    -Way too much ego. One manager actually told me, after an inclusivity meeting, that he could only handle so much kumbaya and lesbianism. WTF. You don’t even know me but you say that??

    Advice to Management

    Director level and up should be eliminated.

  3. "Love working at Google in Boulder, CO"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, interesting work, free meals, amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Big companies have a larger overhead of process than small ones.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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


  6. Helpful (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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


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