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Google Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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  1. Intellectually stimulating and fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

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

    Pros

    The environment, the work, the people,the vibe.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and long hours but enjoyable

    Advice to Management

    Supportive and encouraging.

  2. Great perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England

    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

    The perks of working at Google are exceptional. The people are experienced, very sharp and command great authority in the market

    Cons

    No President's club - doesn't offer high incentives for over 100% achievement

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better balance between the different business units

  3. Helpful (1)

    Creative Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Creative Specialist in London, England
    Former Contractor - Creative Specialist in London, England

    I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I never met so many clever people working together.

    The environment was fun and welcoming.

    Cons

    Very "sales" driven environment depending of the department.

    It was more corporate than I expected and a lot of time wasted on meetings, etc. etc....

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  5. Helpful (6)

    Horrible HR and way too many reorgs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Strategist in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Strategist in London, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, free food, awesome trips organised by Google etc
    - mazing training resources such as "Googler to Googler" side project where you can teach what you know and sign up for classes where other googlers will teach you what they are good at.

    Cons

    Every 8 months a reorg will happen and you will have to rush to find another role. Hr will be absolutely useless and will not help in any way. If you like not having a job every six months, then you are in for a threat.

    Advice to Management

    Value people who work hard, not those who are your friends in a personal level.

  6. Large company, above average pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great working environment
    Above average pay

    Cons

    Tasks can be challenging
    Hard to standout

  7. Helpful (2)

    Freedom in a very competitive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great freedom to thrive for own and company development.

    Cons

    highly competitive environment , work life balance is a challenge

  8. Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Personal Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Personal Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really great Office culture, good people

    Cons

    Compensation needs to be more aligned

    Advice to Management

    perks

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England

    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

    Amazing management, great benefits, great perks

    Cons

    a little too performance orientated, counter intuitive to trying to achieve great things.

    Advice to Management

    change your performance system

  10. very good company to work for. it gives you plenty of opportunity to build up an excellent career. good work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    it is the best work environment

    Cons

    it is geographically limited to italy

  11. Helpful (6)

    Not what it looks like

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    - smart people
    - free food
    - you learn a lot
    - opens all doors
    - nice and eductational atmosphere
    - you can leave the office whenever you feel like having a break

    Cons

    - bad mid management
    - even worse team-leads. Either they are super good or super bad.
    - trainings are all internal and with G-products, so conveying certain skills to other non-Google related are difficult

    Advice to Management

    Before promoting someone to team lead check if they are 'really' qualified

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