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Contractor - Google's people and environment are awesome, but the job responsibilities and growth rate are poor.

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Current Employee - Staffing Services Associate in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Staffing Services Associate in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Everything but the job itself. Work with cool people, eat for free, and play a lot. Having Google on your resume also gives you a competitive advantage with many other employers.

Cons

From my experience as an entry-level contractor, I feel like it's difficult to get well-rounded experience in your practice area at Google. Google hires you to do one specific thing, and nothing more. This is even in their mission statement: better to do one thing really well then a bunch of different things. This principle is effective if you're thinking in terms of efficiency but not in terms of developing your employees.

Also, the conversion rate for contractors is very low and you really do get treated like a second class citizen as you walk around with your red badge (...scarlet letter?).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on broadening the job responsibilities of your employees.

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    Cons

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