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I had the best summer of my life working at Google.

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Google takes great care of you! You are treated with respect, and are given real responsibilities. There is an enormous amount of freedom (creative and otherwise). The work environment is simply great - the community is very friendly and easy-going, great to work with, always open to discuss ideas. Google tries really hard to make the workplace as fun and interesting as possible. And of course, having Google on your resume is great!

Cons

There is a lot of freedom to do things your way, but there is also a lot of responsibility that comes with it. You will not always be told what to do and how to do things. It is your responsibility to come out and talk to your team or manager about any questions that you may have, or any problems that you might run into. If you run into trouble with your assignment, you have to stand up and ask help - and more often than not, there will be someone on your team who can help you, or at least point you in the right direction.

I've also felt on occasion that there is too much freedom, and it takes a lot of self discipline to stay focused and respect work ethics and be responsible. If you are the kind of person who tends to slack off if your boss isn't always on your tail, this company isn't for you.

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    Awesome Organisation to work

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    Current Employee - Software Tester in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great working environment
    -Big brand name
    -Good policies and culture
    -Very Good Salary
    -No work pressure

    Cons

    -I dont find any cons in working with google
    -The give so much freedom,sometimes its difficult to work anywhere

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    One in a lifetime opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, driven colleagues
    People are motivated to do good for the user and for society
    Treats employees well
    Lots of opportunities to try new things

    Cons

    Big place that's easy for some people to feel lost
    Steep learning curve that's hard on newcomers
    Impatience for results

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    Approves of CEO
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