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Google Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)

Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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  1. Analytics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great culture
    great offices
    excellent benifits
    people are fun and friendly

    Cons

    sometimes you just dont know where to go to get things done
    interview process was extremely long and drawn out

    Advice to Management

    think about the little people aswell as the the people with the high power roles.

  2. Overall fantastic everything. Management, colleagues, other employees - all great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Techstop Connect Technician
    Current Employee - Techstop Connect Technician

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, atmosphere, constantly working on new technology

    Cons

    Base pay is a little low, but that is due to the compensation package, such as free food (breakfast, lunch, dinner Monday through Friday), and many more perks.

  3. Alarming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Junior Developer
    Former Intern - Junior Developer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and gain experience as an intern. Good stepping stone to build a career in the industry.

    Cons

    No cons that I can remember at the moment. Although I do remember the pay not being too great at the time.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Best place for work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is people that quite similar to yourself. If you have any ideas, your team will support you instantaneously.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is a huge flow of information and you should have ability to absorb this information as fast as you can in a quality dimension.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to be, but lots of politics and pay isn't competitive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accpunt Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Accpunt Manager in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place, amazing benefits, good perks, strong company culture. You work with very smart people, which makes it an amazing place to learn the basics of the media industry

    Cons

    Extra competition, people are very smart and may use their brains to get ahead of you.
    Pay is too low for junior levels, impossible to live well with that salary in London.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being politicians, in the UK promotions are only based on internal visibility rather than good client work.

  7. best work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Recruiter in London, England
    Current Contractor - Recruiter in London, England

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -work environment
    -nice colleagues
    -good for your resume
    -nice salary

    Cons

    -too much distractions during working hours

  8. Helpful (6)

    Be prepared to be challenged, pushed and work v hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, travel, food (which is phenomenal), opportunities - placements, working on different projects across the company, being constantly challenged, needing to think - constructively, properly and sometimes really quickly, amazing colleagues who are similarly extremely smart, fast and challenging

    Cons

    You need to be prepared to work hard - your bonus, standing, salary etc are all predicated on you working hard and continuing to improve. You need to show you are a team player as well as an individual, so be prepared to take on extra work to make the grade. It's a large company, so you have to find ways to stand out. Don't expect much of a home life at times - when you're up against it, it's expected you'll stay there all hours.

  9. Great employer (Was an MBA intern)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Intrapreneurial
    - Ability to make a terrific impact in a short amount of time
    - Exposure to one of the best technologies
    - Treated fairly well and almost equal as employees

    Cons

    - Sometimes you may have to do projects that are not necessarily innovative or make the best use of your skills
    - Access to data that is needed for your job is hard to come by. It is always a constant struggle to convince the right folks to grant you access

  10. Fun place to be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Bright people all around you

    Cons

    Too much focus on some individuals

  11. I have had an overall positive experience working at this company, and would be likely to suggest others to work there.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You meet some of the most interesting and intelligent people around.

    Cons

    Really disorganized for a company of it's size, at least in the marketing department.

    Advice to Management

    Don't innovate for the sake of innovation, focus yourself

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