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Working At Google

There’s no one kind of Googler, so we’re always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our teams. If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion, and desire to learn, if you’re seeking colleagues who are big thinkers eager to take on fresh challenges as a team, then you’re a future Googler.

How employees describe working at Google

People are good, everything looks good and work most of the time, the progress is slow but it feels like always progressing.

Review from Engineering Dept

The company isn't perfect, but is generally pretty good. The fact that the people actually reflect on what is wrong is great, and I think people don't appreciate it as much as they should.

Review from Engineering Dept

care more for the associate and reduce the micromanagement

Review from Engineering Dept

It's a lot of work, but also really satisfying. Sometimes it's too competitive or too much of a rat race but I think that's every job around here.

Review from Engineering Dept

Team member wages need to increase because recruiting is a challenge

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What it's like to work at Google

  • Google employees generally work 9.2 hrs a day
  • Employees at Google report the work pace is comfortably fast
  • On a typical day, employees at Google have 4+ meetings
  • 85% of Google employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
  • Google employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
  • 70% of Google employees report they are happy with their work life balance
  • Google employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a month
  • 84% of Google employees call their work environment positive

Q&A With Google Employees

Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    How amazingly fair it is.

  • That you can make your own decisions of how to invest as well as how much

  • More stocks would not hurt. More interest in the company.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    Forward thinking, risk takers within reason, and they listen to their employees

  • Some excellent but not all as Googley as may think

  • Google's leadership & employees are in the painful learning phase of figuring out what projects are profitable and which should be shutdown.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    Remember what made this company great to start with. Bad attitude/rudeness of Admin is unacceptable. Change starts from the top, good OR bad

  • - Smart People - Thin organization - Focus on diversity

  • people are usually friendly and very collaborative

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    Overall skill in their role is high

  • Results orientation and respect to team members

  • Super nerdy, in a good way

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    Google puts the support structure in place (cafes, TechStops, Travel policy etc.) to enable Googlers to focus on their work almost 100%.

  • The ability to hire great people and the people I work with.

  • Getting things done, move on to the next thing

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    fewer meetings, more focus on strategic, less on empire buiding

  • They are employing people to watch netflix all day and do nothing.

  • Low performers are not handled efficiently.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    - Specific and thought through agenda - Meeting only when required

  • More internal technology support and more transparency / access on developing projects

  • less meetings, more structure

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Asked to Males at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    Short time to deliver a lot of result.

  • When your a hard worker and smart and quickest member of team great problem solver you do have show up work longer hard then the rest of the team? Even in excite team manager you should do anything that the other do set example.

  • employees usually get time to research and deliver work

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    The promo process at low levels favors some people (extroverts, women, people who get lucky projects) unfairly.

  • Using better judgement in hiring of managers

  • Be more flexible about where workers live/work rather than forcing employees in leadership or key support functions to live in California

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • No random drug test that I'm aware of. They will probably do all the normal background checks before hiring.

  • No drug test, yes background check.

  • yes

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    Be a white male who graduated Stanford

  • Your first hurdle is to get an interview. If you manage that, then study you ass off. If you don't have strong fundamentals and can't solve medium-level Leetcode problems, then don't bother. Getting an offer is just the beginning, you still have to perform on the job which is harder than the interview itself, so ask yourself do you really want to work at Google.

  • be different

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    The majority are done using Google surveys which are digital.

  • Digital surveys for everything.

  • Yes. Digital.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    You are expected to perform. You are expected to work long hours to make tight deadlines.

  • Depends on the org and manager. My most recent experience was terrible - all the way up to th VP - zero consideration and compassion for the human being.

  • Often pretty challenging .. Generally the higher priority area you're on, the busier and more competitive it gets. If you want to keep going towards promotion and growth, be ready to work hard. Then there are definitely teams and roles that are less visible and worse for your career growth but great for work life balance!

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Better equity compensation

  • Not paid appropriately for the work in my field

  • It'd be good pay if it weren't in the Bay Area. Houses rise in value faster than I can save.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    We should have offices instead of the open space areas for maximum productivity.

  • hire fair and equitable managers who don't micromanage.

  • More collaboration amongst teams and less internal meetings and documentation. I spend half of my day on internal projects.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Wear whatever you would normally wear to work for the role you are interviewing for.

  • Hoodie

  • Wear what you see effective leaders at Google wear

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Dogs, yes. Cats, no.

  • Most teams allow dogs. No cats or ferrets or birds or anything else

  • don’t bring them

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Good. It is pretty similar to all the other big tech companies.

  • You need to follow up with them. It's disorganized.

  • Unorthodox.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • I know of only one person doing a job rotation. I don't think it is too common.

  • How do Google rotates its employees to keep them motivated and satisfied

  • They offer rotations after a year with manager approval. Your entire career depends on having a supportive manager and being proactive.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    fearless, intelligent, collaborative

  • Collaborative, thoughtful, team players who know how to navigate ambiguity and solve problems.

  • People that document everything they're working on, and ask for promotion.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • 3 weeks for first 3 years, 4 weeks on 4th year, 5 weeks after 5th year

  • average for the industry

  • Fantastic, in line with most other companies.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • okay but could improve more

  • By committee

  • If they’re able to be bought out.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    I am a female asian at Google, and there are many ,many like me here (many, many of them with kids). Google is my fourth company and while there are issues here and there (as you would expect in any company with more than 100,000+ employees), it still way ahead of other places I have worked at. But by all means, if it makes you feel better than your race and gender is the reason you are not getting hired, keep telling yourself that.

  • Yes very much so. They do not value women who want to have children, the disabled, and/or people who need work life balance. They also frown upon political actions or anyone speaking out about unfair policy, or saying some of the tech is "creepy"

  • I agree. Take YouTube for example, if you express an opposing view, they will demonetize and/or remove your channel. I can't speak for everybody, but work/life balance isn't very good. Many of the problems that you work on is not trivial and requires a lot of investment in time. Maybe that is why it's hard to get an offer from them.

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • Top Employee Response

    wear stylish casual clothing

  • Casual

  • dress appropriately

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Asked to all employees at Google

  • None. They pretend, but everyone who may be "technically" diverse in gender or ethnicity, is basically the same cookie-cutter Stanford grad from a privileged background who joined for the money, not for passion. Even people from other countries all have similar backgrounds and attended the same schools and in the same social circles. Diversity is just a word. I've seen them not hire women bc they thought they were pregnant, and make excuses for not hiring African Americans becaise of a "pipeline issue." It used to be different when Larry and Sergey were still around. I used to believe that we wanted to change silicon valley.

  • I find my teams have been very diverse but still room to improve across the company

  • not enough - especially intellectual diversity

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