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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 310 reviews)

  • it's a big company so expect a little bit of admin work (in 272 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people are great, fun, and always energetic. I never thought I would be in such a high position for such a great company.

    Cons

    The only cons are basically the coffee machine not working, and competition with other companies like Microsoft.


  2. "Google"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pmm in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pmm in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of A type personalities.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice benfits and perks

    Cons

    None that I can think off

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Truly a great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Lots of Transparency
    -Great culture and perks
    -People you work with are rock stars

    Cons

    -Has grown very big, definitely not a "start-up culture" and hasn't been for a long time
    -Red tape and bureaucracy has ballooned
    -Everything takes forever to be approved or launched, so many layers and "chefs in the kitchen"
    -With Ruth as the new CFO, things are definitely in "cost-cutting" mode: Compensation, Travel, Perks, Work Projects, etc
    -Definitely feels like you are just a "cog in a machine" nowadays


  5. "Best Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, excellent compensation, highly recommend

    Cons

    none what so ever do add


  6. "software engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is very good here.

    Cons

    promotion is a little slow here.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Great pay.

    Cons

    Burnout is definitely a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to take time off.

  8. "Great work place for PhD candidate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Many smart people
    - Intriguing challenges
    - Decent salary

    Cons

    - Some managers are making boxes in the team.


  9. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved it. Great time. So fun.

    Cons

    None, loved every day. A++

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Sr. Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Very diverse and great culture. Many opportunities to explore..

    Cons

    Sometimes can be slow paced.

    Advice to Management

    Some teams are overstaffed and some are understaffed, can do a better job of maintaining the right levels of employment standards.


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