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Repetitive improvement and fixing of Google Maps in all regions of the world

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Current Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA
Current Employee - Visual Data Specialist in Bothell, WA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Free lunch every work day, game rooms with pool / foosball / ping pong / console gaming, kitchenettes with snack and beverages replenished twice per work day

Cons

The ratio of full-time employees to contractors is 1:100 for the Bothell office, There is very little chance at promotion for an astonishing amount of work completed beyond what's required

Advice to Management

Take more time to analyze the qualifications and competency of team members, instead of trusting others, before making a decision of who to promote and who to end contract with.

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  1. Nice place to work

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, Free food and gym classes.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings may distract you from what you are doing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Google Summer of Code was the best experience a student can get

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    Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Open Source Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Open Source Developer in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Completely depends on the organization you choose to participate with, but the majority are rigorous, challenging and rewarding. I was able to solve extremely difficult problems while being mentored by the best possible mentors, and I intend to participate in GSoC '13.

    Cons

    No interaction with Google, which is a great and bad thing. Could use a slightly stricter structure, but overall the program is what you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the program to more students!


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