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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 place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent developer tooling, great benefits and perks, smart people to work with, and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very complex systems that take a while to understand.


  2. "Best place to work at."

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

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Snacks, pay, money, friendly staff

    Cons

    Very challenging, you'll feel like you live here

    Advice to Management

    Don't be evil

  3. "Business Dev"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Chill environment, free gym/food/anything you want

    Cons

    None at moment - enjoying my work


  4. "Perfect place to grow your tech skills"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    large company with smart colleagues

    Cons

    too large to stand out


  5. "very good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, perfect work-life balance

    Cons

    bit slow pace, cafe could be better


  6. "Geekland"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Can't get enough coding done

    Cons

    Smaller contribs, hard to think big there


  7. "Innovative culture but rough WLB"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very innovative and entrepreneurial. Great infrastructure and tools. Awesome perks. Healthcare is unbeatable.

    Cons

    No remote work options. Given the consistent growth mode, rough WLB

  8. "Working for Google is phenomenal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    I can't imagine not working here until I die

    Cons

    I don't know that there are any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Great experience but not without issues"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong engineering culture, excellent peers, lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    It's a large organization with lots of internal politics and bureaucratic procedures.


  10. "Great for new grads"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, great peers. Excellent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Walking fine line for promotions, merciless weeding out slow growers. Bad for mothers in terms of life/work balance. Spaces are crammed.


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