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Updated Oct 16, 2019

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Pros
  • "Also the usuals: amazing free food(in 877 reviews)

  • "Very smart people with great work life balance(in 736 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Enfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Crave for innovation and drive to constant improvement

    Cons

    Sometimes decision making could be faster

    Google2019-10-15
  2. "Unfortunate experience in a toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Deal Desk 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits. Exposure and opportunities to learn from leaders across the organisation.

    Cons

    I was recruited by a senior manager and placed in a team, with the expectation that I would provide leadership within that team. The problem was that the manager I worked for felt very threatened. I experienced a lot of anger, character assassinations, and verbal abuse from this manager (who is no longer with the company). I was also not given credit for going above and beyond during 'Perf' (performance appraisal).... I was continually told that my work was not up to par or that I was not delivering in line with expectations. I will add that my work in my opinion was of a high standard and focused on innovation. My work was positively acknowledged by other teams as adding value to the wider organisation, and I received an award from the Sales leadership for my contribution to winning several major deals. (This same work effort only received a 'Meets expectation' status in the performance review) Much of my work was taken by my manager to present to her peers. I believe that she passed this off as her own initiatives and dully received a promotion. This was one of the worst professional experiences I have had in my career. It left me feeling inadequate, depressed, and helpless! Google has a 360 feedback process, where you can rate your manager. Her scores were consistently lower than expected. On one occasion they brought in HR to discuss the situation with the team (minus the manager). However they took no real action against her. In the end I had to leave in order to get away from the toxic environment. I tried everything to relate to this person. Nothing worked. And after I left the company I met with others in the team, at their request, to give advice on dealing with her. This says a lot about the reality of operating in Google when you are being failed by your own leadership.

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    Advice to Management

    There are bad managers in every major company. This is an unfortunate reality However, the fact that someone is able to remain in their position, even when the evidence is there demonstrating that they are creating a toxic environment, reflects badly on Google in not living up to its own values. There was nowhere for me to turn to at Google. At Google, If you have a bad manager there is little you can do as the... power they have over your own advancement means they can dominate the situation, with little repercussion. My advice to Google is to live up to your own values and root out toxic people and leaders. Be as focused on ensuring behaviours as you are on outcomes.

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    Google2019-10-15
  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the best company ever for me

    Cons

    i do not find any

    Google2019-09-25
  4. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Newyork, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World class, incomparable to anything

    Cons

    There is no cons for google. Google is great.

    Google2019-09-18
  5. "Fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Positive Brand which opens doors for C-Level engagement

    Cons

    Lack of empowerment in Google Cloud

    Google2019-09-18
  6. "it was a good job"

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    Former Employee - Head Technician 

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    - nice pay and vacation time

    Cons

    - hard shifts, not enough time

    Google2019-09-27
  7. "As expected"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    great benifts across all areas

    Cons

    big big big company and everything that goes with it

    Google2019-09-27
  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good salary. Lots of different projects

    Cons

    Boring job and annoying big corporate management

    Google2019-09-12
  9. "Wealth manager"

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    Current Employee - Wealth Manager 

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Really good company to work for

    Cons

    Office can get a little noisy

    Google2019-09-19
  10. "Great company through and through..."

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    Former Employee - Partnership Engagement Manager in London, England

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Resources, flexible working, great employees.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes change priorities often.

    Google2019-09-04
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