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Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "work life balance is difficult to manage" (in 338 reviews)

  • "Still trying to figure out how to be a big company" (in 291 reviews)

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  1. "great pay"

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

    Pros

    atmosphere is great and good pay

    Cons

    nothing bad really just lots of hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and flexible with free food and good benefits.

    Cons

    Politics and little recognition of work.

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team culture and perks

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great depending on the season


  4. "Staff software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open environment, fair performance review

    Cons

    Too big, moves slowly, food is getting worse


  5. "Customer sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fayetteville, TN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fayetteville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best platform in world and hope get learn and work with your customers

    Cons

    No downside I’m all about learning treating customers with respect

    Advice to Management

    Hope I get on board working best platform I’ve been using google for years and I hope get learn from best platform


  6. "Industry Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great culture in the company

    Cons

    Constant reorganization creates confusion between departments


  7. "Operations Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Highly Compensated, Great Perks, Awesome Coworkers

    Cons

    Big Company, Bureaucracy, long commute from SF

  8. "Demanding, but great work-life balance"

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

    I worked at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    They take good care of employees, great insurance, free food

    Cons

    Working out the kinks that come with exponential growth


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Founders are great and still active"

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    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Founders still participate in running the company and share their vision

    Cons

    "Don't be evil" is sometimes forgotten

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the "early Google" culture. More freedom of speech. Encourage innovation. Allow employees to suggest new ways of solving problems without penalty.


  10. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Still rocks after all these years

    Cons

    Certain parts of the company have become moribund


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