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Updated 20 January 2019
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  • "Can be hard to maintain your work life balance" (in 361 reviews)

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  1. "Great perks and flexibility (not necessarily work-life balance)"

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    Current Employee - Research Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility (working from home), benefits, perks, global organisation

    Cons

    work-life balance, working across different timezones,

    Advice to Management

    Culture


  2. "Sales engineer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's Google, so you are in the best pool and best people. Best company ever worked.

    Cons

    Nothibg to say negative about Google.

  3. "Super boîte"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    You work with smart people and make good money.
    Google also has the wow effect and you have a great work life balance

    Cons

    Google attracts all the smart people in the digital industry and it is easy to feel the bottleneck when it comes to career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Maybe we could imagine ways to encourage x-functional mobility and not only geographic mobility


  4. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    good place to work, benefits etc

    Cons

    none particularly to shout about


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and benefits are excellent at the company

    Cons

    Lack of impact at the company is tough as it's a very large company


  6. "Great company, but expect many challenges"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Google allows you to work with cutting edge technology and within a great, diverse culture where you will learn constantly. If you like constant challenges, this is the place for you. Work is interesting. Perks are excellent.

    Cons

    Very competitive, career growth can be very hard depending on the org, but even more so the manager you have. There is no down time ever and working hours tend to be long.

    Advice to Management

    Fix performance management. Allow everyone in Google to grow, don't leave people behind. Everyone works extremely hard.


  7. "Great G"

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    Current Employee - Music Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Music Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect, it is Google, you know

    Cons

    Can be employed by daughter company and get less benefits within the company.

  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Initiative, Creativity, Friendly Environment

    Cons

    None, None, None, None, None


  9. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and nice people

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment that can be tough for beginners.


  10. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. You are made to feel part of the Google family from day 1, get the opportunity to direct your career and contribute significantly to outputs from early on. Fantastic horizontal and geographical mobility, with the ability to work from anywhere in the world

    Cons

    Vertical evolution is an uphill climb. Roles outside of the USA are more skewed towards sales than product.