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Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
2,713 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 place to work - get ready to be overwhelmed with a high dose of everything!

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With the kind of projects Google is involved in and the kind of mission, you get motivated to get to office every morning irrespective of what your role is

    Cons

    Middle Management might not be the best and there is a virtual ceiling on the kind of jobs available in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidating the various functions and Reducing overlap between Job families might be the next key thing Google has to address to stay quick & nimble

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place, slowly becoming a big Corp

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training
    Promotions are mostly fair
    Personal growth is good if you take ownership

    Cons

    Bureaucracy creeping in
    big corp
    incapable middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees and pay people in India what they should be paid. Indians get paid peanuts for all the work they do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company but not for all

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Great for learning, Very great for work. Fantastic pay and benefits. Easy access to your seniors. Management is very good.

    Cons

    Mobility within department is hard. People usually struggle to survive but live their life somehow. so, not for all people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    very good

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    good place to work , career growth , good people

    Cons

    work pressure,good place to work , career growth , good people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good values and learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    * Great people to work with
    * Amazing resources
    * Great values and principles

    Cons

    * Loosing focus over the years
    * Lots of politics creeping in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Go back to basics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learn. Grow. Innovate

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

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

    Pros

    Perks and compensation are two things which the company stands second to none. But even better is the peer group, you get to work with some of the smartest minds and more importantly learn from them. You need to be nimble to survive and grow in the company. Work culture is great and people openly criticize and compliment; you learn things about yourself - personal development. Company values every effort and innovation is respected.

    Cons

    You tend to get complacent with all the luxury around you. Most roles have skills which are not transferable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overwhelming environment and enthusiastic people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Everyone there are always excite about there work. The work is interesting with lots of other benefits. Great place to work with lot of learning.

    Cons

    Sine the environment is so fast paced and everyone there are so talented that people there with low skills feel little backward and sometimes do not show up properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice to management is that make people more comfortable and do right placement of candidates in right teams.

  9.  

    One of the best places to work and build your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Acquisition Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Business Acquisition Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    - Career Opportunities. Shifting from one team to another, one vertical to another is highly encouraged. It helps in your overall development also and the company is really vested in that.
    - The coworkers/peers are really smart and helpful people which again helps in the over all growth of a person.
    - The perks and office spaces area really attractive.

    Cons

    - Salary isnt upto the market stds.
    - It has now become a very big company, hence there are chances you might get lost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    challenge
    opportunities within a specific area

    Cons

    Didn't feel driven
    Cross functional opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's all about the Impact

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    The company has a very positive environment and work culture. Employees are evaluated on the basis of the impact they bring in the society through their innovations.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons personally.

    Recommends

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