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Updated February 20, 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. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Super smart people, great culture, great developer tools.

    Cons

    Mountain View is really dull. There are few social interactions outside of work as everything is so far away

    Advice to Management

    The campus needs bars.


  2. "👌👍"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and challenging work. Do cool things that matter.

    Cons

    You will not be the smartest person there. Imposter syndrome is hard to overcome.


  3. "Worth to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Self-management
    Friendly culture
    Fair opportunities
    Trust employees
    Care what your are interesting

    Cons

    Too free, sometime you may lost yourself
    Colleagues are too smart, may feel pressure implicitly.


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  5. "Product Guy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are a really popular company with nice offices and great jobs in the west coast

    Cons

    They have a lot of employees and you have t work a lot of hours and sometimes weekends

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing a great job keep the good work the office is fun and the company is well known


  6. "PM at Google"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    I have never been bored!

    Cons

    Occasionally frustrating getting consensus from so many stakeholders


  7. "Business Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intern
    Former Employee - Business Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Career growth
    Big industry name

    Cons

    Becoming a corporate company
    Greater leeway for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Stay unique and vibrant
    Don't become a corporate


  8. "gTech Intern - Fantastic Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Gtech in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Gtech in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic collegiate environment. Amazing perks. Incredibly talented (over-qualified) team. Generally interesting work. I would highly recommend applying to Google if you have a strong interest in what they do. Don't join for the brand, join because you love the role.

    Cons

    Google really is chaotic. It's beautifully messy, but it can be frustrating to deal with at times. Management system is a little bit confusing at times. The diffuse nature of the international structure can also prevent good work from being completed.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep up the good work, but perhaps talk to your teams more often. There is often a lack of communication which leads to severe working delays.


  9. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of support and good comradery.

    Cons

    Too busy at times and lack of clear leadership from above.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, great work life

    Cons

    Not really much to say.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on what you are doing.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Google that company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Friendly people and lots of benefits

    Cons

    Cant think of any. There isn't anything wrong with google other than the fact they need to consider people from other backgrounds

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire people with different backgrounds other than just computing. I have met students with loads of computing experience but turned down due to their degree.



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