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Updated June 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 282 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 241 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Good to work with smart people.

    Good employee perks like free good quality food.

    Cons

    Company is quite big. So it comes with all the negatives of working for a big company.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Exciting, difficult, and meaningful work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Security Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people, hard problems, great environment.

    Cons

    Intense pressure and competition in certain teams. Product plans change quickly, some projects die before completion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. "Excellent starting pay and working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The envoronment we work in is far more exceptional than what google states it

    Cons

    On the occasion, we will be required to work late which im not a fan of


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Love my job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible people, I'm so fortunate to work here

    Cons

    There really aren't any, it's a lovely job!

    Advice to Management

    Keep that stock price increasing


  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, I love Google, really fun

    Cons

    No cons it's a great place


  6. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    This is a really good company to work for.

    Cons

    None at this time, thank goodness.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Global Accounts Business Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing quality of talents hired/to work with/for
    Great breadth of job/career options
    Locations all around the world
    Great perks and lifestyle

    Cons

    Getting bigger and bigger, with subsequent growth and org. issues that usually affect big corps, although start up spirit remains relatively pregnant

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on attracting talents, which remains the essence of what Google is all about

  8. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and awesome work / life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of change so very quick environment.


  9. "Great opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - User Experience Research Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - User Experience Research Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door and work with some brilliant people

    Cons

    Difficult to get hired full-time, and limited benefits


  10. "Awesome."

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and perks. Coworkers are often very nice as well. Also, there are a ton of tools and best practices they push onto you. Code quality is superb.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel very small. Google is a massive company and you can imagine how hard it is to stand out and do work that is unique.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


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