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Great place for intern

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Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Kirkland, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Kirkland, WA

Pros

Free food.
Free drink.
Gym, Game, everything.
Good work environment.
Flexible work hours.
Code review process.

Cons

Not too many things to complain.
It is the best intern experience I have ever had.

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    6 year Googler

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Everyone in engineering is very smart and nice. As a nerd, I feel right at home.
    Excellent benefits.
    Amazing infrastructure to do your job.
    Interesting problems.

    Cons

    Everything is pretty complicated so a lot of work goes into researching potential adverse interactions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Open-air culture, but great if that suits you

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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