Google Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
2,503 Reviews
4.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 115 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 241 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 111 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 82 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing as such as we see here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Optimization at Google

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    Former Employee - Adwords Associate  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Hyderābād

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting, friendly place to work. Really great team members. Lots of learning and training. It's like attending an University. I'm glad I started work here. Great memories.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a happy employee and loved folks at Management. My advice to Management is to let us in on the bigger, strategic level goals/numbers so that we're motivated to see how our work is contributing to it in a more concrete way. Also, it would help to have the career path a little more defined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Google Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    Too much work but the work life balance is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome people awesome company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Strategist  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Perks, Culture, People, Management which cant get any better- all under one roof

    Cons

    Promotions, career opportunities may take a while, but worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Tons of very smart people to work with. Lots of things to learn. Great for your resume.

    Cons

    Peer pressure. You need to prove yourself all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr SEM Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior SEM Analyst  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Senior SEM Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Food, snacks, pool table, ping pong, plenty of fun time.

    Cons

    Contract position, less chance of growth and development. Setting apart as Googler it is very good environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best second job one could have in the Advertising/Sales job ladder

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Optimizer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Account Optimizer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and teammates to work with
    Great perks that everyone raves about. It's all true!
    The ability to bring your whole self to work, warts and all.
    Opportunities to speak up and hold the leadership accountable for change/fixing real issues.

    Cons

    For folks for whom this company is the first job, there's very little genuine understanding of the value that this company provides. Everyone focuses on the perks but it takes them a while to understand the ethos / culture truly.
    No matter what the review say, at the end of the day to succeed one has to work smartly and put in their 110% to see results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Google leaves a good experience ,but comparatively not helpful for other jobs.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderābād

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a cool place to work at , people there are friendly and supportive.Good work culture.

    Cons

    Working with Google Maps ,is not atall a gud fetching oppurtunity when to want to change your job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Truly the best company in the world!

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Great Perks,flexibilty work culture is incredible,employees are given so much freedom and autonomy. No micro management. Super smart colleagues and leaders who are too passionate about their work and dont have time for office drama and politics. BEST EXPERIENCE . Have to live it to believe it!

    Cons

    None. There is nothing I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brilliant job! Great leadership and the most inspiring office environment that will surely bring out the best in anyone. But please keep a watch on free loaders and people who take advantage of the company's flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was the Google student ambassador at Google India

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    Current Employee - Google Student Ambassador  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Google Student Ambassador in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Had an amazing experience of being associated with Google .Learning, sharing and creating an impact were the key few roles. Doing impactfull events ,dealing with huge crowds and of course enjoying the opportunities provided by Google.

    Cons

    Have to balance both college and events equally. Creating a proper impact .targeting correct set of audience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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