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An amazing opportunity for anyone looking for internship

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Former Intern - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Former Intern - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Freedom
- Working with brilliant people
- Flat organization
- Loads of responsibility
- Truly a part of the team, equal with your coworkers
- You can have a real, lasting impact if you want and work hard for it

Cons

Internal structure messy - several team in different countries may work on very similar projects without knowing of the other teams. However, this is a natural consequence of such a creative environment.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing!

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    Amazing food, good money, not so good job, bad managers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As everybody knows, the food is amazing in quantity and quality (breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3 restaurants for lunch, 2/3 for breakfast, 1 for dinner). Gym, swimmingpool, microkitchens everywhere with snacks and drinks, very nice facilities, TGIF every Friday with free beers and food.
    Some nice and interesting people.

    Cons

    Google's logo is "Don't be evil". Well, Google separates workers in at least 2 social classes, not to say 3 or 4. Proper 'Googlers'or full time employees are Class 1. They have great perks, great Christmas presents -Chromebook/Nexus 4/5/7-, incredible Christmas and summer parties, some of them go to Las Vegas for 'work' purposes, some do trips payed by Google for team building, they can play ping pong and pool as much as they want with no pressure as long as they get things done.
    Class 2 are temps, conctractors and vendors. Most of them, after 11 months they are done, without a single autogenerated mail of 'good-bye, leave your badge at reception', and having to wait 3 months if they want to apply for another temp position. Their schedule is as rigid as the most rigid of companies: no breaks, no ping-pong, count your minutes if you go to the toilet. Of course, it depends too on how lucky or unlucky you are with the manager that you have, sometimes Googlers, sometimes Temps as well (which is much worse than having a 'proper' Googler).
    Temps see how their cooler Google peers get their wonderful presents and go to cool Xmas parties where they are not allowed to go. Temps have a badge of different colour that shows they are not Googlers. Temps don't have access to certain HR information where, for example, there are job openings that they could apply to become proper Googlers.
    (Class 3) Class 3 is a subclass of 2. Some of them come for a temporary period from East Point. They are temps, but even worse: they see how even fellow temps go every day to enjoy their lunch for free while they have to go to Eurospar to buy it or bring their lunch box from home. They can't use the gym, they can't use the swimming pool. No need to say they don't go to Las Vegas nor get Nexus for free o Hollywood-like Christmas parties.
    There are more sublclasses, but these are the main ones.

    There's a lot of snobbery in Google, at least in Google Dublin. And there are less bright people and geniouses than people may think. Google Dublin is mainly a sales hub. So rather than talent, which of course there is, there are a lot of people from very expensive Business Schools that a good pocket can afford, but not a good brain.

    Advice to Management

    'Don't be evil', eliminate classes, or put all non-Googlers in a bunker far away so they don't realise they are second or third class. Eliminate micro-management and follow up what temp micro-managers are doing.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people,nice food and environment

    Cons

    Useless management , too many policies changes


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