Google Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
2,473 Reviews
4.4
2,473 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent company, but not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great for learning. Fast-paced. Learn how to get things done. Fantastic pay & benefits. Easy access to senior folks. The higher management are full of visionaries and serve as an inspiration for the rest of the company.

    Cons

    Internal mobility is quite hard. Sometimes, even good people struggle to survive in the company due to very high expectations. Here, you are either continuously moving forward or you get out of the way - you cannot remain at the same level of performance for a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product mgr

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    What else do you need when you work at number one branded company in world. Pros are
    Brand
    Culture
    Team
    Agile
    Food
    Perks

    Cons

    Pay
    Zero process
    Crappy interview process
    Cowboy projects
    Repetitive projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview process needs to be relooked at big time, missing out on good talent and bar is getting unevenly set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    good environment, great challenges, compensation is also good.

    Cons

    perks are low, but consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Awesome Place

    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The best place to work.

    Cons

    Hectic schedule, lots of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a good work like balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great leaning ride

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Lot of learning, A great work culture

    Cons

    Very High expectations. But they vary from the roles you take up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Phenomenal place to work, amazing employer, below average level of work and pay

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding company, great brand value and tag to have, an opportunity to feel like you're part of a company changing the way the world live, plays and works, super offices, some very smart people, great perks

    Cons

    It never feels like you're doing work worth doing, Google always hires smarter people than necessary to get work done and they know that they're Google and hence pay less than what you will get at other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach employees skills that will be useful in the real world and not just in the mythical world that is the internet, be honest about the level and nature of work before hiring, stop hiring smarter people than necessary to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    No cons can be found

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No cons can be found

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I am feeling lucky... While working at Google

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategist, Product Quality Analyst  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Strategist, Product Quality Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Work culture
    Awesome Food
    Global exposure
    Benefits/perks
    Gives you an entrepreneurship platform

    Cons

    The company puts you in a comfort zone and makes it difficult to get out of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It has been fantastic, working with brilliant minded people.

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly, it is a home like environment, we are allowed to think freely and challenge the ideas and decisions of the authority.

    Cons

    there are no particular challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i don't think it can get any better

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    outstanding 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Best place to work! Yes, Best place to work! Lot of good things

    Cons

    nothing as far i have seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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