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Updated June 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 296 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 253 reviews)

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  1. "Country Manager - Google for Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Country Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Country Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, great opportunity to move around the organisation

    Cons

    Company size is becoming very large, and it is becoming more corporate and less innovative on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the startup culture, keep it alive.


  2. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really smart people and nice culture

    Cons

    Temp role with an end date

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get really good paid and its fun to work here you have alot of free time also, you can work whenever you like

    Cons

    Coding and the time because there is so much stuff to play with you just can't let them go. Time with family may be less so yeah.

    Advice to Management

    Never give up


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Consistently Meets Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Flexible in what you are doing with the ability to move between teams and regions.

    Cons

    Given the scale of the company it's harder to make an impact as it would be in smaller companies.

    Advice to Management

    Try to decentralize and not to put all the projects in Mountain View.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing working environment and benefits

    Cons

    Teams often form a clique


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Director Google Cloud"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company with very professional peers
    challenging but rewarding environment

    Cons

    too many organisation and go to market strategy changes
    short vs long term cloud strategy
    high pressure on sales teams

    Advice to Management

    long vs short term planning
    new management takes the right decisions


  7. "Program managerGre"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and amazing people to work with

    Cons

    Not many growth opportunities if not in HQ (Dublin or California)

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    really enjoyed the free lunch

    Cons

    alot of people doing who knows what

    Advice to Management

    more end goal


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits, smart and collaborative colleagues, lots of perks

    Cons

    Becoming too big, some degree of politics emerging at middle management level and hierarchical structure

    Advice to Management

    Reduce internal politics and streamline management layer


  10. "good"

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    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its a multicultural environment or working

    Cons

    the expect the highest result from you


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