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Open-air culture, but great if that suits you

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Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Lots of activities, and plenty of time for training courses. Personal calls, printing etc. allowed; even let me borrow an Ethernet cable when I arrived without one. "Tech Talks" that offer a chance to ask Larry and/or Sergey questions.

Cons

I was a Java programmer not seated near project teammates or other Java programmers, and was on a floor with no cubicle walls. Relied on headphones for noise control whenever I needed to think deeply (which, as an undergrad intern, was more often than for full-time engineers).

Advice to Management

More emphasis on placing teammates together. More support needed in implementing OSS authentication clients -- would eliminate the need for an F/T engineer on many small internal apps. Employees with Asperger's/ADHD need walled cubicles to control distractions.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    If you're an engineer, it's pretty sweet.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary / benefits / perks. Super smart people. Challenging projects. You learn a TON working here.

    Cons

    If you're in a remote office (outside MTV), it can be hard to make lateral moves in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone is fragmented does not mean they aren't productive. There should be some kind of appeal process to keep remote people on teams.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Google offers what no other company can.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Quality Control in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Quality Control in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere and work ethics.

    Cons

    Commute can be pretty bad depending around the area.

    Advice to Management

    Not all potential job applicants need to be screened because of their education. Their are a lot of great people out there that have the potential to be great, just give them chance to show you.


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