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Updated April 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 270 reviews)

  • Google is a big company with a lot of insider technologies; don't expect to know it all from day one (in 231 reviews)

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  1. "Google Analyst"

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

    I worked at Google (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people and work ethic

    Cons

    none really good place to work

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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    "#1 Company in the World and still growing"

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

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

    Pros

    + You are your own limit - The more you put in the more you can get out
    + Culture
    + People
    + Growth (>20% YoY) = lots of opportunities
    + Products
    + Internal Tools and infrastructure i
    + Inclusive and open Company
    + Perks (Free Food, Gym, Health Care, Insurance, Christmas Gifts, Parties, ...)
    + Scale

    Cons

    - Hard to switch companies
    - Relative US-centric (Mountain View, California) company
    - Not a very fast company, people tend to slow down
    - More and more structure and process focused (Big Corporate)


  3. "Program managerGre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  6. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  7. "Fun enviorment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager in Ealing, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager in Ealing, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So much to learn, alot of room for progression

    Cons

    Just another number amongst hundreads. Long hours required


  8. "Business Internship"

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

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to intern in! Hierarchies are relatively flat for the company size and you can get great exposure to management. You are not treated as an intern but as an equal and can have great impact. Not to mention the free food and other perks.

    Cons

    Google is undeniably a big company and tends to get more bureaucratic in certain aspects.


  9. "Google Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Perks, power, access to making a change

    Cons

    bureaucracy and red tape every step of the design process


  10. "Technical Sourcer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Sourcer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Sourcer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Really value people for their achievements, they took the risk many Tech companies do not want to take : trained agency Recruiters from the ground up and got me where I am today.
    Very grateful, extremely pleasant experience.

    Cons

    Most people put on weight over there, this is the only down side I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    The salary is not great for the role.


  11. "good"

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