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Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
2,952 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    AWesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Visakhapatnam
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Visakhapatnam

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth & opportunity , More Income , Partnership , Team

    Cons

    Start up for now
    but soon getting better and best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Abuse Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Abuse Analyst in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Abuse Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues. Great experience. Smartest folks to be with. We had cool problems to solve and it was fun working with all the folks.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. The experience was awesome. Sometimes collaboration with so many teams was challenging especially across time zones, but on the whole great experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work. 3 years full of fun and learning.

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

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

    Pros

    Openness, food and other perks, colleagues.

    Learning and Work: You can learn a lot at Google, you get access to lot of materials on some of the best technologies and you get to work on things that impact billions of people.

    Work-life balance and fun: You can have well balanced life and have fun utilising the perks that you get as a Googler. Some of the thins that you do other than work are team offsets, playing in game tournaments, travelling to attending conferences and for work to other country offices/places, Christmas/New Year gifts (like Latest phone, tablet, smart watch, ...) from Google that you get almost every year.

    Cons

    Though it is one of the best places to work, management of some of the teams in India is not to the level of rest of the teams at Google. Some corporate politics happen in these teams. But even then, working in these teams is better than working in most other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AdWords Account Strategist in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - AdWords Account Strategist in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Friendly Staff
    Great amenities are provided at office.
    Lots of opportunities to work with global teams.

    Cons

    Hierarchical level of management. Managers can be a bit biased.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Account Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Flexibility, Work life balance, Incentives

    Cons

    Monotony after a while, ability to not grow beyond a level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Google India - Not a software engineering role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategist in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Strategist in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Food, great people (friendly, nice colleagues+ intelligent colleagues)

    Cons

    The business org/subdivision that I worked for - had a lot of politics, hiring practices were not fair to employees, extremely smart people doing dumb things and getting paid at that low level too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to hire great people - but don't hire overqualified individuals for a particular role. The type of people YOU hire: the ambitious/highly qualified would not like work that is not challenging. They'll probably do it for a while but that's not sustainable for a company in the long run. You're going to be facing attrition or really disgruntled employees - neither of which are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager (Media Research)

    Current Employee - Manager (Media Research) in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Manager (Media Research) in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    India's first media insights engine

    Cons

    Need to explore other verticals in media capacity

  9. 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 a 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
  10.  

    great seaching site, wonderful & amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems in Coimbatore
    Current Employee - Systems in Coimbatore

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

    Pros

    its good corprate cpmpany i love that company

    Cons

    nothing to tell all is perfect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Fraud fighter

    • 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 work environment and perks

    Cons

    not much money and compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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