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Software Engineers at Google give their company a 3.9 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Google is 4.2, making them 7% less happy than every other employee at Google and just as happy as every other Software Engineer on CareerBliss - the happiest Software Engineers work for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 13 Software Engineer Review Ratings)
Software Engineer
in Kirkland, WA

"It's Google. The stories you've heard are true."

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

"good and it is good. I hope I can work there again."

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

Average Software Engineer Ratings in the Past 10 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2014 $3
2019 $4
2020 $4
Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

"I worked for Google as a contractor for about two years. It's a great company although as contractor my mobility and access to learning is limited."

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

"Google has been rated the number one place to work by Fortune for several years in a row. I agree."

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

Average Google Attributes by Software Engineer

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
3.8
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
4.5
Support You Get
4.3
Way You Work
3.7
Work Setting
4.2
Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

"Google has the best benefits of any other company I've worked for including startups like Nest or Docusign and big corps like Apple. That being said, it is not easy to move up, even if you're top in your field (as is everyone at Google)."

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

"Been working here for 2 years so far."

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

"Great company, bad people."

What do you like about working at Google?

"There are lots of smart people around, and great people on the very top. I like the good technologies and plenty of resources."

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

"Be careful; they may eat you, but you'll learn a lot."

What don't you like about working at Google?

"I dislike the grass roots bureaucracy. People around could probably cut your throat if allowed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They are smart people; they know what's going on."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 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
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
Software Engineer
in Tempe, AZ
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Company Culture 4.3 / 5
Way You Work 4.7 / 5
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