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Great learning opportunity & awesome culture!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Culture, Technology, Smart people, International, Learning opportunities

Cons

Work & Life balance, office locations

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company, excellent perks (but its not all fun and games)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits; more flexible schedule/working location; smart and talented people; perks like shuttlebus, free meals, etc.

    Cons

    You're never really off the clock - I get emails past midnight and can't get away with not checking email at night or on the weekends.

    It's also becoming more hierarchical and top down. There is far less of that start-up spirit than when the company was younger.

    Size - with so many employees, it's easy to feel like one of the many minions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful that as you mature as a company, you don't let bureaucracy take over. As much as I love my coworkers and the work environment, I find myself growing more disenchanted with the Google leadership the longer I stay.

  2. Flexible and self-directed

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    Current Contractor - Google Summer of Code
    Current Contractor - Google Summer of Code

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

    Pros

    Employer interaction was only with my open source project. Could work whatever hours I wanted. Expected to propose my own project and learn how to do things quickly. Had a mentor.

    Cons

    The support could have been better. Mentors and organizations do not necessarily have to be involved with the student's growth.

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