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Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
2,936 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Account Strategist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    pay
    freebies
    culture and TGIF is great..
    very open to feedback

    Cons

    Too much competition
    Lack of variety in terms of work
    Started to act like a big organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create challenges for eople

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing

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    • 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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for... The compensation is good... The work is good... It is interesting and of the highest quality...

    Cons

    Difficult to get into the company... Promotion will take a lot of hard work, more than what is required in other average companies...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Review

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Google full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation Compensation Compensation Compensation Compensation

    Cons

    Work life balance Work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Search Quality Associate

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

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

    Pros

    It was my first job after Undergrad. So, it was totally cool.
    - Company is really really fantastic.
    - Smart engineering practices
    - lots of food and pampering

    Cons

    I joined this role thinking that the job can lead me to Engineer position. The managers in this position are not really smart. They cannot understand your career plan.
    - They just make you feel worthless
    - Will be stuck in the position unless you impress your current manager
    - One will learn nothing in these type of positions.
    - This position is for people who just want to relax and not bothered about what they are learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is fantastic. But, local managers are dumb and cannot visualize the outcome of efforts. They just do people management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Google is great but work done in India is not necessary 'Googley'.

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

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

    Pros

    Free Food
    Top Leadership (i.e. Directors & Above) is inspirational.

    Everything else is similar to any other MNCs.

    Cons

    Job Description and Actual Work can be diametrically opposite :)
    Significant number of Googlers are kind of pretentious.
    Google hires over-qualified candidates. ( because they can :P )
    Moving out of a role / office is very difficult. (You need to excel in your current role i.e. atleast get promoted once)
    Primary an Engg company. Anyone other than Engg. is an expendable resource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing just fine. Primary reason, google have a presences in India is because it makes economic sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Google for employee lot of paise

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for people , lot of money

    Cons

    no cons as such good place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love it that's all I have to say

  8.  

    Enjoyable!

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

    I worked at Google full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -good food and TGIFs rock!
    -great people
    -work-life balance
    -The games room will keep you busy for a while :P

    Cons

    -Job profile is not challenging especially for people looking to work up the ladder.
    -The work tends to get monotonous and after a period of time 'burnout' becomes inevitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great and stress free platform !

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are alot of benefits for the googler's which none of the company provides , all it depends on your performance.

    Cons

    have not come across cons yet !

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company, but not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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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