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Amazing!

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Current Employee - Online Operations Specialist  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Online Operations Specialist in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Free amenities
Relaxed culture
Shuttles to SF
Car Rentals
Work hard/play hard

Cons

Slow progression
Late work hours
Some work weekends
Sushi run out
Employees disconnected from management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire your contractors when they are excellent talent

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everything you would expect, good and bad, but never dull

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Google as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Most employees are motivated to get things done, and path blockers can usually be detoured around relatively easily. Most of the groups I worked with are very focused and knowledgeable about their products/responsibility areas, and are usually very responsive. Not always the response you are looking for, but responsive all the same. Lots of intelligent people who are also lots of fun to work with. They work hard, and they play hard. There is definitely a sense of internal competition to be the better group/product/solution. Mountain View campus is absolutely amazing, from dining choices to personal amenities.

    Cons

    Frenetic pace may not be for everyone. Timid people, people who are easily frustrated, and people who have low tolerances for anything new/different/unknown won't survive for long. You have to be ready, willing, and able to make leaps of faith, fast deals and agreements, and keep up the pace or get left behind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great engineers, teaches best practices. Great perks, very comfortable.

    Cons

    Hard to acquire breadth of knowledge if you haven't worked for a while. It's hard to learn how to "do things" that apply to outside of Google if you work at Google.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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