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Talented people working their hardest in a playful setting.

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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Community Manager in Portland, OR
Former Contractor - Community Manager in Portland, OR

I worked at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

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

Pros

Talented coworkers, results driven management decisions, challenging and high paced work environment. It's fun to be a part of a company that gives so much to the world.

Cons

Chaotic and full of bureaucracy. Highly competitive. Top heavy management. There is a major class system when it comes to contract workers versus full time employees.

Advice to Management

Increase staff in finance and HR departments. Give contractors more privileges. Stop dragging your feet on conversions/headcount for successful teams, or teams that are critical to the success of the company.

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  1. Great software engineering internship!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, 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

    + Amazing perks
    + Extreme transparency
    + Friendly coworkers
    + Interesting problems
    + Great work experience

    I definitely enjoyed this internship and would recommend it to anyone before heading into industry as a full-time employee.

    Cons

    Actually very difficult to think of cons. I suppose it would have been nice to be in one of the "more fun" buildings than GWC.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A tech giant with great engineers, but personal growth might be limited

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of capable engineers, with experts in every computer science area
    Tech talks
    Compensation is good
    Free food

    Cons

    Mountain View site is fairly crowded
    Visibility can be low as there are many talented people and you may not get the project you like most
    A bit secluded and everything you hear and see is about google

    Advice to Management

    The hiring process could be made more friendly to candidates


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