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Updated August 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 290 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 245 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    great employees good culture big scale

    Cons

    big company of 70000 FT employees


  2. "Google"

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

    Pros

    One of the best company

    Cons

    There are no cons for Google

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing it

  3. "Very good place to work"

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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

    lots of benefits, good pay

    Cons

    work life balance can be improved

    Advice to Management

    more collaboration


  4. "Best place to work at. Great experience. Extraordinary people. Interesting challenges and new things to learn every day."

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

    Pros

    Numerous advantages such as: wonderful people you get to meet, work environment., projects, challenges, general atmosphere, opportunities, events, personal development.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero cons


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    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great colleagues
    - Great office with tasty food (free of charge!)
    - Products that affect millions and billions of people

    Cons

    - Easy to develop imposter syndrome


  6. "A dream company"

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

    Pros

    Really good work atmosphere and work load

    Cons

    Really high competition to get into the industry


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Google is still probably one of the best places for a new software engineer who wants to work for a large company in her /his early career to experience how a large leading software company make things work, and to experience the pros and cons of working in a large company.

    Cons

    Company is big. There are significant internal organizational complexities. Lots of time can be spent on navigating through internal organizations, management, promotion logistics etc, than actually building quality products.

    Advice to Management

    Reward quality project launches and promote quality people.

  8. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Generally really great people, compensation, and perks

    Cons

    Great, talented people working as small cogs in the engine


  9. "Great company with great philosophy"

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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

    can work with the best people in the world

    Cons

    nothing to mention except one thing, a bit limited oppty for promotion


  10. "It's Google, and it's better than the reputation."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Where else can you work at this scale?

    Cons

    If you're not in California, there are somewhat fewer opportunities. Not you can take all the opportunities that show up anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the company out more... Silicon Valley is a risk factor because there are too many eggs in that one basket.


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