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Very good experience as an intern

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in Zürich (Switzerland)
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

Pros

Very smart and helpful colleagues.
A plethora of cool technologies
A large amount of trust in the employees, even interns have access to a lot of confidential material.

Cons

Steep learning curve for the technologies used.
Many projects still use C++, which lacks good tool support.
Once in a while there is a reorg of projects, which is annoying to be held up by.
Differences in interview practice from office to office.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Contractor - Team Lead in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Team Lead in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, involved in many projects, real impact on end-user and business.

    Cons

    Contract limits perspective of implication and evolution.

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    Positive Outlook
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    One of the best places to work in Brazil but far from the real Google

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    - Best compensation and benefits (compared to Brazilian average)
    - In touch with Google's technologies
    - If you survive the first two years, it can be a good job.

    Cons

    - Office is too small. It is like working for a family-owned business, so include all the cons of that.
    - Many people quit or are laid-off in their first or second year. So think about that before moving your life to that city. There is no other relevant software company there.
    - Many extra hours.
    - Micro management. It was the only job I ever had that my manager came to my desk and complained that I was not typing.
    - Not much going on. Since the office is small, you don't have many projects to choose, if you could choose.
    - No mobility. It is the only Google office in Brazil to have software engineer positions.
    - Forget about 20% projects, unless you use your "free" time for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to apply Google's core values and principles.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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