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Google Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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  • "Also the usuals: amazing free food(in 831 reviews)

  • "Very smart people with great work life balance(in 717 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place"

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      Former Employee - ABP 

      I worked at Google full-time

      Pros

      Great team, free food, Summits and hardware

      Cons

      No cons, great place to be!

      Advice to Management

      Thank you!

      Google2019-06-20
    • "design"

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      Former Employee - Designer 

      I worked at Google part-time

      Pros

      fun, friendships, free food, exposure

      Cons

      lots of work, to many people, long hours

      Google2019-07-01
    • Helpful (10)

      "Google Cutting Base Pay of Sales and Cloud Engineers"

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      Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great technology Free food

      Cons

      Culture of micromanagement and inexperienced managers in leadership positions, simply because they started in Google Cloud early on. In addition they just cut salaries for sales reps by 10% for mid-market and 15% for Enterprise sales reps

      Advice to Management

      More concentration on helping reps not micromanaging their daily activities.

      Google2019-05-29
    • Helpful (5)

      "Bureaucracy, Long Hours, and Lack of Pay"

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        Former Employee - Customer Engineer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The free food and flexibility is incredible. It's hard to find anything like it. People are brilliant and honestly happy to help you around the office. You will be hard-pressed to find a more accommodating workplace.

        Cons

        Google Cloud is not like the mythical engineering world of Google. Long hours with no recognition and soulless work. They recently cut base pay for Sales Reps and Customer Engineers by 10-15% , and suddenly told employees that they would see this reduction in their salaries in a month. Sales Ops is an absolute mess. Google Cloud is attempting to move from an "engineering, build" mindset to a "business" mindset, and in...

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        Google2019-05-30
      • "Googlez"

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Great benefits. Free food and free bus a huge plus.

        Cons

        Not a lot of freedom of speech. Employees pitted against each other.

        Advice to Management

        Be transparent about all salaries.

        Google2019-06-03
      • "It's better than you can imagine."

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        Current Employee - Content Strategist (Contractor) in Mountain View, CA
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Brilliant and friendly people, great work/life balance, hardworking individuals, learning at a rapid pace, MASSAGES & WORKOUT CLASSES, free food

        Cons

        My anxiety has been higher lately

        Advice to Management

        Keep being awesome :)

        Google2019-05-18
      • Helpful (4)

        "Used to be good"

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        Former Employee - SWE 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Google full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Free food and not much else to mention. Other benefits are standard.

        Cons

        Less pay. Takes advantage of employees Career growth

        Google2019-06-07
      • "Great company to work for"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Google full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Free lunch and free food

        Cons

        Don't do stuff that you loke

        Google2019-05-02
      • "Great for finding stuff"

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          Former Employee - Sales Representative 

          I worked at Google full-time

          Pros

          Free food means you don't have to pay for what you eat

          Cons

          Weight increase means you increase your risk of health issues

          Google2019-05-16
        • Helpful (2)

          "Can confirm - is pretty ideal"

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          Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Mountain View, CA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Google full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Free food, talented coworkers, amenities, subsidized classes, work-life balance, impactful projects with media attention, best benefits, gyms, on-site doctors, annual raise and bonus, culture of open communication, mobility between cities globally, ability to present your work publicly, resources to do great work, ... even great weather. The only reasons I could see a designer being dissatisfied working at Google...

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          Cons

          Culture incentivizes big launches followed by a disinterest in supporting projects, leading to mostly finished features not being polished or things being cancelled entirely in favor of the next big launch. Leadership has a history of internal dishonesty, frequently saying things they think employees want to hear instead of the truth. The VP of hardware design promotes opinions of anti-intellectual pseudoscience.

          Advice to Management

          Trust is more important than metrics, externally and internally

          Google2019-04-18
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