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Good Post Grad Opportunity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern In Sales in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Intern In Sales in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google

Pros

-Great Benefits- food, gym, time off, good hours
-Lots of opportunities for interns to sit in on meetings, get contact with higher-ups
-Strong intern program in business and engineering
-Can be proud to work at Google, your friends and family will recognize your achievement and looks great on a resume
-Flexibility to work in different departments after a year or two with the company

Cons

-Actual day to day work not as exciting as it seems (lots of Excel, etc)
-Lots of gossip inside and outside the company that account managers are just "glorified telemarketers"
-Does not pay as well as finance internships though Google would like to compete with these sorts of internship programs at elite schools and campuses
-Does not seem like a place you stick around too long; a young environment with lots of movement and attrition.
-Recruiting process slow, flawed, and disorganized

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve recruiting and hiring process- it is the first part of the company to which potential employees are exposed!!

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    A very fun place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Free food, lots of fun activities going on the campus.
    Really awesome tools internally, and also lots of benefits and fun.

    Cons

    Tight competitions, lots of engineers, too many projects going on.
    Lots of people and thus hard to get a voice up directly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to way to simplify lots of system in Google. Give more feedback to interns and promote host and intern interactions even after the internship ends.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great perks (many of which are available for contract workers).
    Wonderful communication from senior management about issues and new products
    Fun, with lots going on.

    Cons

    Can become chaotic or disorganized due to quick page and large scale.
    Just on the border of disrupting work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up managers. My manager was awesome, but I've heard about other managers that don't know how to manage properly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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