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- "The people are great and almost always assume the best of you; I never had bad interactions or felt the need to 'prove myself'." (in 3106 reviews)
- "great benefits and I do believe they build some of the best products out there." (in 2346 reviews)
- "It was a great environment and culture that I looked forward to going to every day." (in 1811 reviews)
- "In those positions you can have a good work/life balance and just use all the benefits" (in 1555 reviews)
- "the pay is good and the fellow engineers are very smart" (in 1310 reviews)
- "Long hours and your time put into a position where you may not even advance." (in 576 reviews)
- "bad management and rude to customers" (in 514 reviews)
- "People are forced out by bad managers via bad annual reviews and PIP program to get there friends in there." (in 432 reviews)
- "Much work to do and stress" (in 200 reviews)
- "Recent layoffs have caused a rescinded ft offer" (in 192 reviews)
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- 4.0Apr 25, 2016Legal AssistantCurrent EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
Everything is as great as they say it is. Pretty much free everything all the time and you are offered lots of chances to grow.
It's a big company with lots of rules in place about promotions. Can feel arbitrary sometimes.
- 5.0May 15, 2021Product SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDublin, Dublin
Benefits are great and they have done a great job of managing wellbeing during pandemic. It’s also a very changeable and challenging role with lots of opportunity to make an impact.
Communication from upper management and other departments can be conflicting. A lot of people on different pages.
- 4.0Nov 11, 2021Software Engineer(Internship)Former Intern
Even in this period, the internship at Google was a pretty great experience. People are very friendly and helpful all the time and there are lots of interesting projects you can work on.
If you are working remotely from another country, your salary is converted to that country economy level, which may not appear very convenient.
- 5.0Feb 27, 2014New Business DevelopmentFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMountain View, CA
get to work with PMs who are talented and amazing and you get to have a lot of responsbility
PMs own you and they can tell you what to do - you're basically working for them2
- 4.0May 9, 2012Account ManagerCurrent EmployeeParis
i really like working within google everyone is nice and cool and they have lot of advantage compared to other companies
i am working abroad an i would like to work in my home country morocco for this reason am striving to work within microsoft
- 4.0Apr 18, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Francisco, CA
-Love the quirky, open, and accountable culture -Incredible incredible health benefits -Cool perks -Google products are stellar -There are lots of opportunities to pursue a passion on the side through rotations and 20% projects
-Performance review and promotion process continues to deteriorate. -I ended up deciding to leave because my team's promotion rate was 1/30 per cycle. I didn't feel valued. -Work/balance is nonexistent (despite what they say) for may roles. It's hard to disconnect. -Although I am paid a lot, I don't think it's enough for what my team does compared to the rest of the company
- 5.0Aug 20, 2021SpecialistCurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
The work environment was great and there was a lot of potential to grow within the organization as a whole
The hours were not always great but it was a great work environment overall which made the long hours spent in the office better
- 4.0Jan 31, 2009Account ManagerFormer Employee
When compared to most companies, Google still delivers on the hype. The benefits (food, 401K, parties, etc) are still outstanding even as the try to cut costs. The culture is still entrepreneurial with a lot of change and innovation being driven from the bottom-up and raised to management at the national level. The brand is unparalleled in the advertising, online media and technology fields and is a brand that opens doors in almost all industries. Although Google is certainly experiencing growing pains as it transitions to a large company and tries to branch out from AdWords, it still earns its reputation as a great place to work.
Google is a large company that desperately wants to behave as a small company. Although trying to preserve many of the values that made the company great to begin with is admirable, it is also a source of headaches. The flipside of change being driven from the bottom-up is that it often seems like the strategic direction of product launches / expansions are a little half baked. The entrepreneurial culture of being quick to respond also results in a lot of chaos. Playing the politics game is also becoming an issue for promotions since there are only so many slots in a flatter organization. This will become increasingly true as the company's growth slows and less opportunities open up from expansion.1
- 5.0Oct 29, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great environment, great coworkers. Breadth of work was great and lots of opportunities to pursue you're interests within the marketing function
Starting to feel like a big company. Lots of work to get work approved and into the world.1
- 5.0Mar 13, 2014Release EngineerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsLondon, England
Lots of very smart and knowledgeable people to feed your mind Highly collaborative Lots of opportunity for movement and growth — very easy to get involved in projects outside your direct purveyance
It's hard to have a life separate from work — the entire ecosystem is designed to make it more comfortable and compelling than home! Everyone I know who left tries to reinvent various versions of the internal tech they have.1
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