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Updated July 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 288 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 242 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to learn and develop

    Cons

    Large hierarchy difficult to own projects


  2. "like any other big company"

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

    Pros

    great learning opportunities, fun environment, meaningful work

    Cons

    bad middle management, slow to make decisions

  3. "Google is a nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent infrastructure, smart coworkers, Google values its employees

    Cons

    Mountainview is the best place to work at Google; other locations have less options for work.


  4. "Google maps contracting is a good entry job"

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    Former Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks, laidback atmosphere, some vacation time

    Cons

    Contracting as a "visual data specialist" is way that google can maintain a cheap labor pool in the states (though they also have a counterpart office in India) without providing benefits or longevity to employees. contract is a standard 2 years.


  5. "Just awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    One should feel proud to work with the google. this is because,the google not only allows you to learn new things but support your new ideas and implementations.

    Cons

    Google have to maintain lots of privacy. They do not allow you to access everything easily.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing well according to Company's prospective.


  6. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good payment, with food and stuff. Good place to go.

    Cons

    Not found much yet I guess.


  7. "Great gig"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Nice people with great culture

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get things done with so much going on within the team

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop members of the team

  8. "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Google's mission, great coworkers, location flexibility with San Francisco office

    Cons

    Internal mobility has become very challenging in the last 3+ years - employees arent trusted to be smart capable workers able to learn and stretch in new challenges & roles. Proven experience is all that is respected now. Leaders now tend to just care about bottom line - the end justifies the means.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent


  9. "Becoming a large bureaucratic company."

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great Exec Leadership. Fantastic Benefits and Perks.

    Cons

    Middle management is very political. Lot of bureaucracy , so things get done slower than in previous years. We have hired tons of folks from other Tech companies into leadership positions and the work culture in Google is no longer "Googly". My advice to anyone who is thinking about joining Google - Do not join for the perks, benefits, work culture. Join if you like the role you are being offered.


  10. "One of the Best Companies to work for but ..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    - Perks
    - Google ... C'mon
    - Great Community
    - Amazing Food
    - Superb Facilities

    Cons

    - Work load
    - No life/work balance
    - Minimum impact to show your successes, you're just a needle in a haystack

    Advice to Management

    - Inclusion is key
    - Benefit from employee's market insights and expertise


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