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Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 281 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 238 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Awesome perks.

    Cons

    No care for your personal development.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place"

    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work life balance. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Too many teams doing the same thing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible company, good work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High pay
    - Lots of freedom and autonomy
    - Surrounded by talented people
    - Scope: products that affect a huge number of people
    - Supportive, inclusive culture
    - Amazing perks (travel, discounts, etc)
    - Free food and snacks alaways
    - Engineering is the primary focus , so fun to be on the product teams

    Cons

    - In some orgs (Search and Maps), there are so many PMs and a lot of politics
    - promotion cycle on a schedule


  4. "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


  5. "Great Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Good people

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of work


  6. "I know people who remain off Linkedin so as to not be tempted away"

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

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bright, energetic people. Awesome workplace and perks. Great culture

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, sometimes it's hard to see the impact of your work and how specific your job responsibilities are often limit personal growth. They do give you time and a percentage allocation towards independent study but it can get repetitive and no longer challenging. Some people enjoy just being there but I need to have constant challenge.

    If you're non-Ivy, a few of them can be condescending when you're new but as long as you show you're sharp and skilled, they won't continue to look down on you.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency, encourage learning, offer rotations. I did that in a previous job, loved the opportunity, and the company found I could handle more difficult roles than originally assigned.


  7. "Google"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits work environment and overall good pay

    Cons

    Long hours and difficult to get a job their


  8. "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!


  9. "Terrific place to work and learn."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is fantastic for everyone.

    Cons

    Nothing at all for know.


  10. 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


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