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Updated June 27, 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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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!


  5. "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.


  6. 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


  7. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Everything was going great and superb

    Cons

    Nothing i can say about this company is bad

  8. "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We think by the same way and it's a gift from god

    Cons

    He takes your idea and want to be always the winer the big boss

    Advice to Management

    A huge worldwid project on a new technology device treated differently, simple and insane complex


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid Google Cloud Field Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Google name, good perks and benefits, good base salary, nice offices

    Cons

    - You will not make your number unless you are personally connected with management and are given top accounts. The nepotism is the worst I have ever seen in my career. Certain managers are just openly favoring their friends.
    - Sales operations is not a mature operation. The CRM data is totally incorrect, payouts for deals often go to the wrong rep... literally a 50-50 shot that you will get paid on what you sold. Trying to get contract changes approved is a nightmare.
    Facts -
    - 10% of outside field reps on an individual number made their number last year. Many were not even close.
    - In my region there were two reps out of 20 over quota. Those two reps, of course, were handed accounts that would have been buying from anyone. All about which accounts you are handed.
    - The uplifts on quota are absurd. 100%, 150% increases over what that territory did last year. Unless you have a huge, new deal... and given the length of the sales cycle it will be a year or two if you are not handed an account, you will not hit quota. If people were shown how many reps missed quota last year and understood their chances of success coming in, they would have a difficult time recruiting people... and this is an opportunity to work at Google.

    Advice to Management

    You can't keep doing this to people. People come into to Google, generally giving up successful careers elsewhere, because they think they will be put in a situation where they will succeed given skill and a large effort. That isn't the case. Everyone knows that isn't the case. Given Google's reputation as an employer it is shocking. People Ops should really step in and say that this isn't the way Google is going to treat its employees, we're not going to set people up to fail.


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