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Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 290 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 245 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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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
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Google that company"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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


  5. "Google Analyst"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "#1 Company in the World and still growing"

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    • 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)


  7. "Program managerGre"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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)

  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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    • 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


  10. "Fun enviorment"

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    • 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


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