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If it's too good to be true...

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

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

Pros

Free food and looks good on the resume

Cons

There are some very snobbish, insulting, and vulgar people here. Imagine a country club and a technology company had a kid. Now that kid is a spoiled elitist brat that thinks everything they do is amazing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up! Picking clean Ivy Leaguers and tossing them in a role is not always a plan for success. When it does work, don't burn them out and replace them like a strobe light bulb at a rave.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's OK as a contractor.

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    Former Employee - Business Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Business Specialist in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Smart people, enthusiasm, lots of free Google stuff (bags, jackets, shirts, etc.). Cool technology - new phones, tablets and computers to use and test on the job. It's exciting to work on things that you know people use and love.

    Cons

    You kind of have to drink the kool-aid. So enthusiasm over new acquisitions can be over the top. You've got use and LOVE (or pretend to) new projects like Wave, Google+, Google Local, etc. As a contractor, you're definitely on the bottom of the heap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about the length and scope of our projects. My position was supposed to be 3 months, but lasted about 8 (not complaining about that necessarily) but slowly morphed into sales. When it ended, it was sudden. No warning - just 10 people called into a meeting (our whole team) and told this was the last day so turn in our equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love google so much it is the best

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work environment is so amazing

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low right niow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job with everyone and outside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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