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Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
2,790 Reviews
4.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work at.
    Nice environment with bunch of smart people.
    Excellent food, benefits and other perks.

    Cons

    Poor HR team which plays a big role in deciding your first posting and hence, in a way decides what you'll do initially at Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to bring some benefits to India office also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful work culture , talented people, nice environment, Growth may be slow due to good competition, overall a good c

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Good leadership, easily approachable managers, c-operative work envornment, caring company, wonderful perks and benefits..easily one of the best companies to work for.

    Cons

    extreme competition can hinder the growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovative spirit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Google program manager work review. It is truely the best company to work for, ever!! Regret leaving my first job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Ownership, entrepreneurial culture in a big firm, fun, free food, lots of travel, high budgets, parties, growth, good prospects

    Cons

    big company, need to prove yourself to succeed, too much ownership so it's bad if you are used to being told what to do, how to do things rather than finding your way on your own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed feelings about working through another company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best facilities and ambience to work which gives freedom to concentrate and exhibit your talent.

    Cons

    Worked for one of the worst process management company which has a hierarchy that has a zero knowledge on the work process and just looks at numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a regular rating of such companies and test their management about the work knowledge and the way they run a process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cutting edge work, stellar peers and great compensation

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    - Industry leading technology to work on
    - Some of the smartest people as peers
    - Great opportunities to grow
    - Nice compensation

    Cons

    - Intense work culture
    - Work hours can get long (but our mostly fun)
    - The company is much bigger now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good compensation at personal cost

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    enjoyed access to lots of resources

    Cons

    hard to feel like you make an impact

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative and creative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Very Innovative culture.Full of fun and creativity.

    Cons

    no cons at all...Google is great!

    Recommends
  9.  

    Everyone knows its awesome!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Best peers in the world!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  10.  

    Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    - Working with some of the smartest people in the world. Learning continuously
    - Develop some very good coding and design practices.
    - Opportunities to work on many kinds of problems.
    - Easy to move around to new teams/locations.
    - Amazing benefits

    Cons

    I think many of these cons are location specific, but for a remote office like India
    - Work-life balance goes down the drain
    - Most work is Mountain View centered, so offices with a big time zone difference feel cut-off, don't get the best projects.
    - Very speedy delivery expected. You can't move ahead if you can't work fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. little to no bureaucracy. Ability to make huge impact by using the tremendous resources. Very open about why certain public decisions were taken.

    Cons

    Feels like there's a lot of cost cutting going on. The salaries also seem less than industry standards. Nothing else that I can think of.

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