Google Portland Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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  1. "Great company and core values"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Operations Manager in The Dalles, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google for less than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely everything regarding the company and it’s core values are impeccable.

    Cons

    I could find nothing to dislike or take issue with.

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  2. "Many opportunities for personal growth"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SWE in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rock solid tech stacks and tools.

    Cons

    Very competitive promotion process, can get frustrating.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Not a job"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Virtual Stylist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun. Helps you know what’s on trend. Gain experience with customer/client communication. You gain experience chatting while keeping a professional persona. Especially between jobs, it’s good to keep professional conversation flowing.

    Cons

    This is not really a job. Some of reviews on here are dupes. At first, a few hours gave me around $25. After a while it turned into no messages to respond to. The queue’s algorithm is obviously a mess because it pulls users to message that haven’t responded in months over the ACTUAL MESSAGES that come in. I would see one pop in the queue and the user would have messaged for days without response from the app. I decided to stop when pay was closer to $3 for a few hours of work. It’s just not a job if you’re looking for work.

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  4. "Lifestyle"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in The Dalles, OR

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

    Pros

    The lifestyle is amazing. I've met an immense amount of people, made new friends, and had fun. There is a lot of flexibility involved.

    Cons

    When working in teams, some people think they are on top of everyone and think they're right. It's not too much of an issue though.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Global Communications & Public Affairs"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Manager, Global Communications & Public Affairs in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Google provides an opportunity to work with super smart, engaged people on exciting, fast-moving projects that have a huge impact. The wonderful benefits don't hurt, either.

    Cons

    All the frustrations of working in a large, flat organization: especially if you're trying to get anything done cross-functionally, takes awhile to figure out how "the world works" and deal with navigating the organizational structure. Where I was in the organization, pace and rapid change of projects could be challenging at times.

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  6. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Dalles, OR

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Progressive environment, treated well as a woman here.

    Cons

    Company is becoming more bureaucratic as time goes on and company size increases.

  7. "This place was amazing. Made a ton of money, with free food."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Engineer In Test in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    The working environment, the pay

    Cons

    The guy I worked with

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  8. "Nice place"

    5.0