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Google Toronto Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 304 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 266 reviews)

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  1. "Google Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and good benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at google.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google part-time

    Pros

    Good co to work with

    Cons

    None No issues to report

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. They take real good care of employees.

    Cons

    Small office. Lesser career move opportunities.


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Place to Work within.

    Cons

    To be honest I found None.

    Advice to Management

    You are already doing great, lets do even better.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Great perks
    - Good culture
    - Personal development courses and guidance

    Cons

    - Limited advancement or lateral movement available in Canada
    - Management seems to favor external hires for more senior roles rather than promoting within

    Advice to Management

    Continue expanding personal development opportunities and help current employees fill vacancies


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks, people, work life balance, great pay, travel to good places, challenging work, learning opportunities, entrepreneurial. Really awesome place to work.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for career growth, experience is definitely dependent on team, manager and org. Growth is king, if you're not in a growth org it's hard to stay motivated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales office deviates from core Google culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - competitive pay
    - good benefits, generous perks
    - work with smart people

    Cons

    - really competitive and extremely political
    - the best people don't necessarily get ahead and some people get ahead doing things outside of their jobs, without doing their actual jobs
    - work life balance is hard

    Advice to Management

    be more accepting of employees working from home occasionally

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work. Go Google!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    I really like Google. It's a place where you get a chance to stretch yourself to full capacity. You work with extremely smart people.

    Cons

    Don't really have a lot of cons to add here. Company vision of "making the world a better place" can be a bit corny at times but perhaps that is because I watch too much Silicon Valley :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. Hire the best engineers, and give them enough autonomy and space to create value.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits, but job is unsatisfying"

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    Former Employee - Account Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typical of tech firms: great perks that you not gonna get to use much anyway (gym, ping pong, snack...)

    Cons

    I can only speak for the team I'm with though (Customer Experience): the biggest cons is probably that they over hire while tasking people with very specific job so that at the end of day, you are not learning anything; and yet because of the great perks and depreciation of your skills (since you're not learning much compared to the similar young guys/gals at more nimble firms), you are reluctant to or cannot move anywhere. Think of the frog in the boiling pot tale.

    Politics is big big as well (more than the company wiling to acknowledge)

    Advice to Management

    Please do not hire overqualified people for the job and make them do very monotonous tasks


  10. Helpful (1)

    "general"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great perk and good mobility

    Cons

    inflexible, at times limiting career development structrue

    Advice to Management

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