Google Chicago Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2020

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4.4
88%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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  1. "Cooperative and Supportive Work Culture with Numerous Perks, Work/Life Balance, and Learning Opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Numerous perks, work/life balance, work culture that is cooperative and supportive, and numerous learning opportunities

    Cons

    Historical artifacts can make change difficult, and big bureaucracy may limit potential to have an impact

  2. "Bad"

    2.0
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Very nice chill vibes in it

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much stress


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Big Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun environment and smart coworkers

    Cons

    Average pay, lots of politics

  4. "Best Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good interaction with employers and partners

    Cons

    Too much work and less time and less time to rest

  5. "Free Food"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Food and management was great

    Cons

    Long Hours, too much work.

  6. "It was aight"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great environment within the chicago headquarters

    Cons

    Very stressful on certain occasions

  7. "It really is the best place to work..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, trust, great coworkers, AMAZING perks, great pay, let's you have a LIFE outside of work

    Cons

    Despite huge size, still growing so fast - change brings challenges!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Google has changed over the years."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Benefits - Work time flexibility - Work / Life balance

    Cons

    - Internal politics - Lack of transparency in promotion process - Fake performance quota system

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic and friendly work place with tons of extremely smart people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks like free food, work life balance, compensation

    Cons

    Hard to get direct and actionable feedback on your performance