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Company Culture
4.3
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
4.2
Support You Get
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Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
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"Great place to work with a lot of perks. Low compensation since everyone wants to work there. Google has the ability to pay low because they can. Free food! They have so many perks that they don't want you to ever leave. Lots of positions available though very hard to get in. Overall, I would recommend this company."
Posted 7 years ago in Mountain View, CA
Inside Sales Associate
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Google?

"I like the innovation, the people, and the freedom at work. I like that I have a lot of autonomy and responsibility."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is possible to move up at Google, but it takes more time than you would probably expect."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"I feel like I spend my day babysitting systems, instead of actually selling the product. There are a lot of little things that get in my way that make it difficult to do my job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would empower my direct employees to make them more excited about their day-to-day tasks. I would do away with the annoying daily tasks and get out of their way so they can do their job."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Scanner
in Mountain View, CA

"Interesting old books and busy every day."

What do you like about working at Google?

"The people and work were interesting, especially the older books I had the pleasure of handling."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Never state that you know anything about the position or that you have a friend who works there."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"The repetitive motion required by the job caused some injuries for my friends and myself."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep the number the employees have to make one that they can reasonably make."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Associate
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Google?

"I like the awesome perks, really smart people as co-workers, and opportunities to have a huge impact early in my career."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Stand out, and be unconventional. Most importantly, come across as somebody the interviewer would want to work with, because chances are, if you're hired, they'll be your coworker."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"Compensation is not great, given the amount that I contribute."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Put less emphasis on social, and more emphasis on building great products. Put less emphasis on short-term driven quarterly goals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Google Employee
in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at Google?

"I feel that the culture is both progressive and collaborative. I am always learning things at work, and this makes it exciting."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Study beforehand, and be honest and down to earth at the interview. Also, don't tell me I'm interviewing you incorrectly. If what I say is technically wrong, tell me, and be ready to explain to me or argue with me why that is."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"I wish our interview candidates are better than they are."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have absolutely no desire to run the show. So the things I do differently would probably be things I do worse. Much worse."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Assistant Systems Administrator
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Google?

"I like the projects that go on on a daily basis, and the yearly free device."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you are very committed and can solve tough dependency problems fast."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"I dislike the stress of multiple people saying they want their problem fixed right now."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Put more interesting and forward-looking projects in the pipeline."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Application Developer
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Google?

"The people there are awesome, and the perks are amazing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest and show a lot of your projects outside of work, like your GitHub repositories."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"It really is a team job, and I feel really pressured."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would do the exact same thing; they are so awesome."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Google?

"My likes are free food, it's an industry leader, everyone is smart, and my excellent coworkers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It's a great place to work, but hard to get in. You work with tons of smart and driven people, but that can mean it is hard to get ahead."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"Everyone can have an opinion on work, which can cause too many chefs in the kitchen slowing down progress. Sometimes things aren't thought through early enough."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Improve velocity by decreasing barriers for release. Simplify APIs and systems to allow for quicker release of products/features."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in New York City, NY

"Google is a great company, but a lousy, dead-end job."

What do you like about working at Google?

"The company has a great vision, and there are many smart people working there."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you understand what you'll be expected to do, and how you'll be evaluated."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"The work is boring, low-level, unimaginative work, and one has to spend time promoting oneself in order to get good reviews."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make sure that recruiters don't misrepresent the job. A lousy job, even in a great company, is not good."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Data Specialist
in Bothell, WA

"The company seems fine, but the job is too unskilled."

What do you like about working at Google?

"Google has a great reputation and provides good food for free."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be a reasonable, logical human being and you'll do just fine."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"The job is completely unskilled, and they treat us like we're in grade school."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Tool Specialist
in Mountain View, CA

"After working with Google, I feel more confident and authoritative."

What do you like about working at Google?

"The company culture and ownership for work gives a lot of confidence to employees."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"During your interview, try to be relaxed, and be yourself."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"When I was working at Google, I was a contractor, and that is why I feel I was not explored as much."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The company culture is much fun and enjoyable; it is hard to make any suggestions."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

"Good culture, with a startup feeling."

What do you like about working at Google?

"I like the good culture never experienced elsewhere, smart people, and transparency."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Prepare well, and work hard, hard, hard, and harder."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"Sometimes people are too arrogant or nerdy, and I dislike increasing politics in management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't play so many political games; you are ruining the company. Have more transparency."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Systems Engineer

What do you like about working at Google?

"I was free to use my creativity. Besides that, I could work unsupervised to a lot of projects."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"Don't go there unless you want to party all day long, even during the weekend."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If I would run the show, all the employees would not want to go home."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Operations Lead
in Mountain View, CA

"Google is the greatest company to work for."

What do you like about working at Google?

"The culture at Google does not judge you by your appearance, as long as you can get the job done. They don't care how you dress or wear your hair!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just know what you are talking about, and have the best grades in college!"

What don't you like about working at Google?

"They never let the contract workers get hired on directly."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Please recognize the talent that is there, even if it is only a contract worker, and hire them on direct."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Community Manager
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Google?

"It was fun. The free food was top notch. I liked the friendly and collaborative environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself, and brush up on coding puzzles. Try some TopCoder competitions."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"I didn't have any negative experiences."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work. I like that employees are encouraged to pursue new ideas."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Agile PLM Integrator
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Google?

"The energy was great. My manager did not micromanage me."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very specific with your abilities, and demonstrate how you can elevate your position."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"As a contract worker, I was not allowed to be included in many work areas. I had limited knowledge of what was going on beyond my direct responsibilities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Allow a little more responsibility, and create a path for contractors to become regular full-time employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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