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Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance for those who aren't extremely career driven (in 331 reviews)

  • lots of happy hours and the free food is as great as everyone says it is (in 544 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be very challenging (in 266 reviews)

  • Big company so project scope is very small (in 222 reviews)

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  1. "Consistently Meets Expectations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Technical Program Manager"

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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

    Work environment, brilliant colleagues, interesting projects and products.
    Company culture and management style are very pleasant, helping every single employee improving continuously.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a bit challenging. The company is also moving very fast, which means re-organizations impacting divers teams are kind of constantly expected.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should sometimes be a bit more humble and remember where they came from. Reaching senior leadership positions does not mean you know it all and everybody always has more to learn.


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    "Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Marketing director"

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

    Pros

    Great culture and smart people

    Cons

    Very large and us centric


  6. "Sales Director Google Cloud"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Like working for NASA - just check if your not the janitor"

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    • 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

    Amazing, culture, great perks, and feel like you are making the future

    Cons

    Becoming corporate, and process driven in parts of the company

    Advice to Management

    Free people up to make their own desicsions rather than holding them back through process


  8. "Great company"

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will find here super smart and nice people to work with. The company provides great benefits for its employees

    Cons

    As the company grows it becomes hard to maintain the start-up culture and mentality in some parts of the business


  9. "Program managerGre"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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