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Summer Intern

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Prestige
Very smart co-workers
Free food
No formal clothes requirement
Good pay
Laid-back culture
8-hour work days
Ping pong
Talks (famous authors, engineers, etc.)
Massages
Concerts and celebrities (Gaga, Bieber, Matisyahu, Dispatch, Regina Spektor, etc.)
Events (Team offsites, Six Flags trip, Bronx Zoo trip, etc.)
Impact - ability to really change and improve the world
Time for personal "20%" projects
Everyone loves and uses Google
Liberal
Positive, good-willed philosophy
Open, non-secretive environment

Cons

If you are not an engineer, product manager, or manager, Google may not be the most prestigious or well-paying company to work for.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Satisfying work. Long hours.

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The perks are clearly a huge win, but the best part of working at google is the autonomy you are given to to real, impactful work that is seen by millions of people.

    Cons

    The relentless pace often means that you have to get things out of the door before they are completely ready, and can do a number on your work/life balance (especially if you work in Android).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency down to lower levels around launches would be helpful. Also, forcing Android to act a little more like the rest of Google (in terms of personal health and well-being being a priority) would be great!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the G

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    Former Employee - Hardware Operations  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hardware Operations in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Google as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent and open work environment with brilliant people. Not like any place you've worked before and will take some getting used to. Free meals in the cafeteria!

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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