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Fun, work with the best people and the best technology

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Business Associate in London, England (UK)
Former Intern - Business Associate in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Ownership of projects, great communication with teams across the company, friendly, diverse and fun people. You feel like contributing to shaping tomorrow's world.

Cons

You have to like technology. Networking with other Googlers is key to self-development (which is not exactly a cons..., you just need to know it). Finding good career opportunities is up to you.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Metrics oriented Company, with bad measurement/promotion system

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist, Global Customer Services in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist, Global Customer Services in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The offices are very nice in Dublin, many people from all over the world (46 spoken languages) and the social atmosphere is great! If you love meeting new people, making international friends and travel - this place is for you! For a short run (a year or 2) its a great company. For more than that, it can be stressful and frustrating (see "cons" section).

    Cons

    1, For this position, there is no (or very little) time to really enjoy the perks, and also very little flexibility with time/place (meaning, you have to be logged to your phone exactly on time, can't be a minute late even, and you can't work away from your desk). 2. Working extra hours becomes a must if you wish to just stay on your targets, and if you want to exceed them and get promoted - you either have to wait a long time (there is a queue..) or work even harder, or cheat (usually its a combination of all 3). 3. As the way that performance is being measured is far from being accurate, people do anything to get ahead, and that includes "playing" with the numbers to serve their needs. A Shame that this hasn't changed in the recent years and seems like it wont change in the future. 4. As targets and revenue goals are getting higher and harder - its easy to forget that there are actual people behind those numbers. But this is a hard task for Google, at least in this role. 5. sometimes the role changes as time goes by, and if that change is not something you like or enjoy doing, if you wont adopt - it will affect your career/promotion (meaning, you are forced to do things you did not sign up for initially, and then being criticized for not doing well at them). All those things contribute to the demoralization of employees, and Google does that very well.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the Googler (not just the metrics, for a change), and the rest will follow (you will have motivated people who actually and genuinely would want to work)


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enormous perks, comparing to other companies in RU Great team Interesting challenges

    Cons

    Bureaucracy Unclear career path Frightening work/life balance. Colleagues do 80 hours a week, so exhausting speed of work.


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