Google Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
2,600 Reviews
4.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 127 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 249 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 114 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 85 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing place!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    You can learn whatever you want , you can do whatever you want and ofcourse Unlimited Food .

    Cons

    Nothing as such , Unless until you dont work .

  3.  

    Heaven for googlers, hell for vendors

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    free cab and food but everyone gives that now

    Cons

    very discriminatory towards vendors. we are at the bottom, our pod leads cannot do anything either. no job satisfaction at all and no hikes much as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you don't care about a vendor's advice anyways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was working via vendor - Great Work place but Salary and Management Sucks . No career Growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād

    I worked at Google as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1)Work place and onsite facilities are excellent.
    2)Good work life balance
    3)Perks like free cab/food

    Cons

    1)No possibility to grow if you are an entry level employee
    2) Lot of internal politics, hard-working people are given no recognition
    3)I felt great initially when I started my work, but the Micromanagement system sucks.It literally sucks.
    4)You only get a promotion if you are a good looking girl mostly, or you buy some booze for your Team lead/manager
    5)The salary sucks. Why doesn't Google take people who work under the vendor to the onroll positions? They pay so less and ask you to do a lot more
    6)When you ask the vendor for Salary revisions or promotions, you are given empty promises. All of this made me to just resign from the company .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working at Google's offices should mean that, Google should recognize and try to bring them on roll, if they want quality products to come out. Scrap the Vendor hiring system.It is just ridiculous . I was working for the Ground truth Project and people are in a hurry to finish up things. Trust me , it is better to keep quality in check - Take a stock at what your are doing Google, your Google Maps will go down the drain if you keep your work culture in the same way. All people who are hardworking will quit and you will be left with nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    great food, great perks, free trips, good work environment, fun, good working hours, good colleagues, many events and celebrations

    Cons

    too big to make an impact, little scope for promotion and growth, the work is not that great for a newbie

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    System administrator

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

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with good bonus

    Cons

    High competition for the same job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hike the salary of the staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Account Optimization at Google

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Adwords Associate in Hyderābād

    I worked at Google full-time (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
  9.  

    Google Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Awesome people awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
  11.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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