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Updated 18 July 2018
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  • "work life balance is difficult to manage" (in 337 reviews)

  • "Still trying to figure out how to be a big company" (in 290 reviews)

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  1. "I loved it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and develop
    Work with smart people from around the world
    Great flexibility and work life balance
    Work on market leading products

    Cons

    You can end up being very narrowly focused
    Progression and promotion can be slow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Head of Communications"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Communications in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Head of Communications in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Live it every day find it extremely tiring and cannot switch off.

    Cons

    Do not spend enough time with my family.................

    Advice to Management

    Get ur work life balance correct..................

  3. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary, nice amount of leave

    Cons

    To get good salary, have to move to usa


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent people who are great to work with on average.

    Cons

    Became too risk averse in the business side of things and there are too many meetings with no meaning, no decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the people who manage against risk getting ahead and further up the ranks. They stop innovation, silence the revolutionary thinkers. This company is becoming another power seeking not honest bunch of corporate soldiers. It used to be very different. You need to change the management at many levels.


  5. "google review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    big salary and many great features

    Cons

    you have to work a lot


  6. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google part-time

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    not flexible really at all


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company for hard working people, but you need to understand politics to progress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart, talented and hard working people
    Easy to define your own goals if you have innovative ideas
    Competitive salary & perks

    Cons

    Getting consensus for all decisions means slower progress on some projects than in smaller companies
    Very big, it's easy to feel like one of many
    Politics are part of the work life

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting work life balance at all levels

  8. "No longer a startup"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Strategist in London, England
    Former Employee - Brand Strategist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working with great people
    - Ability to perform at level you go for
    - Vision of company
    - Perks

    Cons

    - Mid-management is fair to weak
    - Some lifers hold people back

    Advice to Management

    Show interest and depth of understanding, don't just do what senior management tells you too.


  9. "Amazing employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of projects, where everyone can find something interesting to work on. Free and nice food, coffee, perks, etc. Really smart, nice and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    There are so many interesting things to do that you have to choose which to work on - it won't be possible to work on all of them!


  10. "A fine employer"

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent, interesting colleagues. Exciting developments across many products and technologies. Well thought-out working environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be slow-moving with decisions and product development. Growth in numbers has brought some bureaucratic rigidities.


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