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Great place to work

Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Test Engineer in Mountain View, CA

Pros

Great perks; food, gym, snacks, casual attire, fun environment, lots of company sponsored events

Cons

Like any corporation really, management seems to only care about what they can put on their resume. But since this is the case pretty much anyplace you work, hard to really state it as a con. Towards the end however, management started to micromanage a bit too much. This took away from the casual environment that once made working at Google so great, since employees felt emboldened and had better output.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lay off micromanagement.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place had great benefits (like free food) but they kept us isolated from the rest of the company.

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    Current Employee - Master Flagger Staffing Specialist  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Master Flagger Staffing Specialist in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, take-home Apple laptop, great free food. Lots of parties, fitness centers, cars with drivers who ferry you around campus, heated spa toilet seats, bicycles to borrow and ride around the grounds.

    Cons

    Share a tiny office with multiple "cube-mates", no information shared with contract employees, difficult to know what you are and aren't allowed to do, people aren't all that friendly, and they view information as something valuable to be traded.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company and good location, nice internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good location, good salary and good food.
    I like the company and the location.
    The atmosphere is nice there.
    The interview is competitive.
    I do not know how many words to input.

    Cons

    High living cost. The workload is high.

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