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Updated 16 December 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 310 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 272 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Apprentice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    - free food, gym, massages and more
    - great environment
    - great people
    - opportunity to grow and learn

    Cons

    - you might end up spending all your time at work because you have everything you need & only going home to see family and change clothes!!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, extremely capable colleagues, world class offices, amazing benefits, exciting projects, big focus on diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Wrestling with how to maintain culture whilst growing as a business, more process being implemented as company scales meaning loss of agility.


  3. "What I Like?"

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

    Pros

    The people and the technology. The laptops they give you are amazing and quick. It’s a real treat to work that this company.

    Cons

    I used to have a car and now it is broken so I take public transport to get to work


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  5. "software developer in london offices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best company i ever worked for

    Cons

    i got fired, beyond that perfect company


  6. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Solutions Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Web Solutions Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture, awesome benefits, awesome total compensation.

    Cons

    Becoming a really big corporation with all the problems derived from it.


  7. "Possition review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    can work from home most of the time

    Cons

    low salary, outdated technologies used


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, fun people, good salary

    Cons

    the work life balance is difficult


  9. "It's Good"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    It Has High Salary. And Good Bussiness People

    Cons

    It's Some Times Hard Workibg At Google

    Advice to Management

    It's Awesome Good Job Guys!


  10. "People genuinely care"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You feel like you're at a company that is actively shaping what the world will be like in the future. And with people who genuinely care about you as a person, and not just another employee.

    Cons

    Not every job here is shaping the future, and as the company has grown, it's fallen into common large corporate company pitfalls: useless admin, more entrenched hierarchy, less consumer focus.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up. Non engineering side of the business doesn't move anywhere near as quick as it should.


  11. "OK, but look beyond the hype"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many perks (free food, gym, etc.), and best coworkers ever. Looks good in your CV.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not great, and you'll probably get paid more almost anywhere else.


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