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Updated October 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "work life balance is very good here" (in 477 reviews)

  • "Free food and baristas in every building" (in 733 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance is difficult to manage" (in 349 reviews)

  • "Still trying to figure out how to be a big company" (in 297 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love it"

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    • 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

    Great culture, pays well, balanced.

    Cons

    High living cost of the area


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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 part-time

    Pros

    Love this place so much

    Cons

    Everyone is so smart

  3. Helpful (1)

    "CEO who doesn't listen to employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Free food (snacks and cafes)
    -Massage chairs

    Cons

    -Hard to get promoted
    -Poor planning on projects for such a big company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. They are the ones breaking their backs to build this company. If so many are leaving because of projects like Maven, Jedi and Dragonfly, Google should drop those projects.


  4. "Love it!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great food and perks!

    Cons

    None! What a great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep rockin!


  5. "Challenging and rewarding work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very transparent company despite its size. Managers and colleagues help with your personal and career growth.

    Cons

    No real complaints. I wish I could've stayed.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Accountant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Egypt, AR
    Former Employee - Accountant in Egypt, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because it is a wonderful global company

    Cons

    There are no negative aspects to work in Google


  7. "Awesome"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is dream company to go there

    Cons

    There is no cons for Google

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  8. "Software ENgineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Innovation opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, management politics and bias


  9. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment with good mix of people

    Cons

    No such that I noticed


  10. "Great culture, but lots of cooks on some projects"

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, focus on work life / balance, perks and salary.

    Cons

    Lots of projects created to give people work and too many cooks for each project


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