Google Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
2,624 Reviews
4.4
2,624 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 128 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 252 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 115 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.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    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 (less than an 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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  5.  

    Great place for software engineers

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, cutting edge work, flexibility and independence, awesome food

    Cons

    Your growth in the company directly depends on the efforts you put in and results you produce. So always need to be on your toes and continue to work towards challenging goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Heaven for googlers, hell for vendors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • 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 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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 .

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    System administrator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    Amazing place!

    • 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

    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

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