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Updated January 23, 2018
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 312 reviews)

  • Big company means very different experiences depending on where you work (in 273 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and healthy nutrition options

    Cons

    Turned into a corporate america company. So lot of politics and poor management


  2. "Great campus. Awesome set of people."

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    • 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

    There is a variety of teams to choose from. Flexible work hours and free food. Opportunity to make good connections. Very easy to switch teams.

    Cons

    Some teams might not have good projects. It is very important to select teams intelligently. You will using technologies developed by Google, so less opportunity to built those technologies by yourself.

  3. "Pros and cons"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    The amenities, benefits, and work-life balance are great; and my projects are fairly interesting.

    Cons

    Although some people get onto good projects, good teams and are groomed as high performers, many people feel a lot of pressure to perform well at something that isn't particularly interesting or significant. There is a fair chance that you'll be underutilized being underutilized.

    Advice to Management

    Help people transfer teams easier. If the team they join initially isn't a good fit, they could still be a great contribution elsewhere.


  4. "document data analyst scan inc"

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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

    very good benefits and balance

    Cons

    management can overlook some people


  5. "quantitative analyst"

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    the job was paid well

    Cons

    job was some what challanging


  6. "Best company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Food and snacks are very tasty

    Cons

    office os located on very remote area

    Advice to Management

    open a office in Chandigarh india


  7. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food. Free gyms. Cheap shuttle services. NETWORKING.

    Cons

    Work is not very impactful and meaningful since it is such a huge company.
    Being a TVC is awfu. Red badges feel undervalued than a white badge. Not able to participate in a ton of Google events.

    Advice to Management

    Make Receptionists actual GOOGLE EMPLOYEES like Facebook.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Pride like no other"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * I'm sure a ton of other people have talked about this but again, perks are awesome
    * They attract the best people because they are one of the best, and they make sure to invest on their employees we can continue being at the top
    * All you can learn, there are classes on everything that's hot (not just in tech) + the 20% time off is a great way to learn

    Cons

    It's easy to get carried away and spend all your time working on cool stuff, so make sure to spend some time for off-work events

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the good work that you are doing and never make the hiring bar any lower if not higher especially for new grads, you reap what you sow ;)


  9. "great environment"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    perks and environment were great

    Cons

    some of the politics were bad


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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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

    Get to working with great and smart people. Great benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Did not enjoy the long commute. I spent about 2 hours a day commuting to work.


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