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Productive and Fun Place to work
Google Shopping Store Operator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 20, 2016
Typical day at work was fast Paced
Management was Awsome
Nice Supportive Co-workers
Most enjoyable part of working at Google Express was Shopping for the Customer's
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tedious and boring
Quality Control (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIFebruary 24, 2017
there is virtually no human interaction even though there are about 25 people in our department. Can't talk at all, must meet accuracy and productivity numbers of 97.5%, and when break or lunchtime come, everyone runs outside (no phones allowed in the building) to use their phones. Few stay for the 2-year assignment. I am not a young person so maybe those 25 years old would be ok. They seem to like the free snacks and cereal
Pros
pay
Cons
tedious and boring
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Excellent Culture
Performance Manager (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAOctober 2, 2016
Excellent culture with fast pace environment and great company perks. People are great at inspiring and motivating each other while giving enough space to allow work efficiency.
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Retail Store Operator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 1, 2016
It is an enjoyable work environment, mainly because of the employees. The day can become tedious but the good company makes time go by quickly. The field (main) operators are also attentive and understanding. As long as the workflow is running smoothly, they are open to suggestions and willing to solve any issues. The least favorite thing about the job are the weather conditions. Being that transport is a vital part of the operation, it is a constant battle with the forces of nature depending on the season.
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Innovative company
Sr. Technical Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 6, 2016
Great culture overall. Casual. Fun. Collaborative. Open communication. Intelligent. Forward Thinking. Innovative. Pushing the limits of engineering the in the VR
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Google Express - Start up within a Start up
Google Express Merchant Services Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 3, 2016
This job was a unique opportunity to learn in a start up within a start up environment. There is no typical day on the job. Every day brings new challenges and tests your ability to roll with the punches. I learned a lot from the amazing people who work on the project and from our merchant partners who have so much experience in retail operations. This project is powered by a significant number of temps/contractors (as opposed to full staffed with Googlers) and would benefit from increasing their focus on retaining their talent/tribal knowledge by promoting within.
Pros
Free lunch & snacks, Google brand, and great culture!
Cons
High turnover on mostly contractor based staffing
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Fun, rewarding, educational
Disk Erase Lead, Data Center Technician (Former Employee) –  Council Bluffs, IAOctober 24, 2016
On top of learning about new and interesting technologies essentially on a daily basis, co-workers and supervisors were amazing to work with. Everyone seemed to be happy to be at work as well. Furthermore, the work schedules were flexible, and the company provided a lunch buffet at no cost. Several times the company allowed for fun team building activities at their own expense as well.
Pros
free lunches, fun outtings, good morale, work with new technology, random bonuses
Cons
might be required to travel once in a while
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great place to work
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Tempe, AZJuly 1, 2016
great people , great management. Very laid back environment but also very competitive . a lot of training , constantly changing fast paced environment
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Fun Workplace, Great Benefits
Associate Account Strategist (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJune 15, 2016
Google is a fun place to work with a great atmosphere. The perks and benefits are great. Roles are very singularly task oriented since it is such a huge company, and though it is a "friendly" company, it is big, so it can be corporate at times.

Tons of huge opportunities for growth here, though moving upward internally is very difficult.
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Generally a great place to work
Operational Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 4, 2016
Great place to work, unbelievable amenities, great salary and benefits better than ever expected. Co-workers were for the most part a lot of fun and very bright. Middle level managers many times were looking up instead of helping to push their employees along to further their careers. But still a great place to work.
Pros
Free food, ability to travel, nice folks
Cons
great expectations, mid-level managers not up to expectations
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saddsa sdf sfsdsdf (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 8, 2016
Google is as great to work for as everyone thinks. It is a very relaxed and collaborative work culture. Lost of free time to do what you need to in your personal life, able to bring your dog(s) into work and everyone is extremely friendly. This has probably the greatest company I have worked for because of the overall culture of the company.

The only problem I have would be the fact that some teams give you very short notice on whether or not you will stay with the next every quarter. I am always in a panic when it comes close to the end of the quarter.
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Very entertaining
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Council Bluffs, IASeptember 20, 2016
I love getting up and going to work everyday. The environment is what a job site should feel like. The people and the clients make working for Google the best place to have a career.
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San Francisco is not Mountainview
Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 11, 2017
Many of the perks you will hear about are only in Mountainview. San Francisco is growing but has limited perks and opportunities in comparison. Recruiters may not even mention the San Francisco office even if working in the city is important to you. You may have to ask about it.
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Excellent place to work
Video Producer/Photographer (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CADecember 30, 2016
I can only speak for working in Google X, but it was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. It was an unforgettable time with the most inspiring people and projects. Extremely challenging at times, but very rewarding knowing you're contributing to really great products/experiences.
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Best First Job Experience
Content Developer (Former Employee) –  Hyde Park, ILNovember 23, 2016
Gave opportunity to work with experienced team members, Learned many things from their expertise like
how to meet ETA on time
how to handle multiple projects
how to meet client requirements
how to work with Tools and services like SIS, SSAS, SSRS
performed anomaly and cluster detection
learned how to find the hidden information from large data sets.
Pros
free food, free wifi, no work pressure
Cons
transportation
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Google is 5-Star. Period.
Dispatch Operations Lead, Google Shopping Express (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 6, 2017
It is doubtful if there will be any workplace better than Google in a long time. Google takes care of her employees jealously, and creates an environment where the employees hhighest potentials are achieved. It's definitely a great place to work
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Google Vendor
Account Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMay 25, 2016
Google is as great to work for as everyone thinks. It is a very relaxed and collaborative work culture. Lost of free time to do what you need to in your personal life, able to bring your dog(s) into work and everyone is extremely friendly. This has probably the greatest company I have worked for because of the overall culture of the company.

The only problem I have would be the fact that some teams give you very short notice on whether or not you will stay with the next every quarter. I am always in a panic when it comes close to the end of the quarter.
Pros
Free food, free transportation, great collaborative teams
Cons
Little/short notice one contract renewal
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Great Environment
Senior Partner Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMay 25, 2016
Overall great place to work. Management listens to your ideas and you're surrounded by creative thinkers. Room for career advancement and they encourage you to develop your skills.
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Interesting work
AD Rater (Former Employee) –  New JerseyMarch 8, 2017
I learnt more about on line advertising, how the people focus their attention and interest on specific messages. Google was the client I worked for even though I was not directly hired by them.
Pros
Being able to work from home
Cons
the timing gap between NJ and California was sometimes hard to fill in matter of time worked.
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Wonderful place to work
Preschool Teacher (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 22, 2017
If it wasn't for the incredible opportunity to go back to school at Harvard I would not have left, but I would have looked to transfer internally to a role that I could grow more in.
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