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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 310 reviews)

  • it's a big company so expect a little bit of admin work (in 272 reviews)

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  1. "Go elsewhere"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Provider Assistant in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Provider Assistant in Bellingham, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The hours available for patients are ok

    Cons

    The doctor only cares on how he can make money off of the patient. He appears to be all nice and friendly and like he cares for your wellbeing, but behind closed doors, he is a micro-managing control freak who only cares about how much money he can make off of patients. He would charge you for the electricity that is used from the heating pads he provides you; if he could meter is somehow, he would.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice that would help; he's too arrogant and condescending to be a real human being.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Mechanical engineer level 4"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks are decent, Buses are nice.

    Cons

    Difficult to stand out, even on a small team. The compensation is rigidly structured based on levels and algorithms. Make sure you get a high offer coming in, because it's impossible to renegotiate your salary even when you're a high performer.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the reward structure to make it easier for people who out perform to be recognized and compensated or they will leave to get a higher paying job elsewhere.

  3. "cs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    good to talented pros

    Cons

    challenging to new people

    Advice to Management

    no


  4. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    - Leading researchers and engineers in the field
    - Great Food
    - They haven't lost their talent

    Cons

    - Not innovating fast enough
    - Culture seems to be behind others like Facebook

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger talent. More transparency needed


  5. "Sr Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great product, lots of upside to the business

    Cons

    Too many people, need to diversify the revenue streams

    Advice to Management

    Be creative


  6. "Working Hard is Hard"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed the snacks they offered.

    Cons

    The work was difficult to do here


  7. "Best place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment for all. Very transparent company.

    Cons

    n/a, nothing comes to mind.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Screwing over new employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, brightest people I've ever met, nice offices.

    Cons

    Beware, do not factor equity into your package, they remove this on a whim and you'll be out thousands of dollars. Negotiate hard and remember that equity is not guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees poorly once they're through the door. I was one of thousands of Nooglers who received no equity refresh after it was retrospectively removed. This means I have taken a huge pay cut as compared to my previous position, a clear bait and switch. This is underhanded and I hope to make sure that any new employees coming into Google are not duped, as I was, into accepting a lower total compensation.


  9. "Wanted to launch WiFi into space, didnt happen. Yet."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Chief WiFi Rocket Engineer in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Chief WiFi Rocket Engineer in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Instead of googling what you're curious about, you can just ask one of the other employees.

    Cons

    Gained a lot of weight due to all the free candy bars.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to keep skynet in mind.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good company and lots of experience

    Cons

    Too much of a commute for some people

    Advice to Management

    Better food


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