Google
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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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4.2 2,096 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(1,081 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development"
    in 92 reviews
  • "Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro"
    in 207 reviews
Cons:
  • "This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging"
    in 85 reviews
  • "Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it"
    in 68 reviews
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Awesome

AdWords Associate (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsFriendly Work Culture
World's largest internet and advertising platform.
Approachable management
Opportunity to learn and grow exponentially.
Exposure to diverse teams

ConsVery difficult hiring process
No accountability in various teams
No quality reviews in the pilot teams

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify the hiring process.
Don't analyze people like you analyze numbers.
People are gaming the hiring system

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cool

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Vāranāsi

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

ProsIt is one of the most companies, which work for the development of open-source organisation.

ConsIt should give much better facilities to developer, and give full access to its upcoming technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt hope work would be more wonderful in the coming years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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College-like life with getting paid , paid well. Opportunities if you have an eye for them.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCulture , Peers , Food , Exposure and Office

ConsSome part of the management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Everyday at work is something I look forward to.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Prosopenness, ability to work on your projects, peer driven, working with people better than yourself

ConsNo attention given to emerging markets

Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve lower level engineers in company direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very Enriching.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Google

ProsGood food, Nice people, Great work environment.

ConsLack of pre placement information.

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I've just one word: "Amazing"!

Account Strategist (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosit's very flexible in terms of work timings, and mostly transparent.

Consso far, none worthy to be considered a con.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The best place i have Worked

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Google full-time

ProsGreat Place to Work,Best Employee Friendly

ConsNothing Nothing Nothing and Nothing

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Learnt a lot

Grading Specialist (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I worked at Google as a contractor for less than a year

Prosyou'd be motivated to get up in the mornings and go to work

Consworking here would spoil you for any other workplaces

Advice to Senior Managementhire more people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work with

AdWords Associate (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

Pros-great culture
- employees are given importance
- freedom to pursue what you want
- no calling people sirs /maams. You can call Larry Larry !

Cons- work may not be that great (India operations )
- like any other organization a great deal depends on the kind of manager you get

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Google Summer of Code

Student Developer (Current Employee)
New Delhi

I have been working at Google as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThey believe in investing in knowlegde, thats why they pay 5000$ to students from across world to work in open source field

ConsNo cons i found in GSOC

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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