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Great people, great work, fast pace!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Google as an intern

Pros

Lots of very smart people; interesting, real world problems; lots of resources and data. Great benefits and employee-friendly atmosphere. Transparent review process.

Cons

Lots of programming overhead make some simple tasks very difficult. Everyone spends a lot of time at work. They have family-friendly policies, but it seemed like the culture was to work not just very hard, but also very long. The pressure to ship code means you might have a lot of all-nighters.

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    Very challenging, fast paced environment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of new technologies

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy stops you from creating, innovating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more freedom to employees, recognize potential outliers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    As a contractor...

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    Former Employee - TVC in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - TVC in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Free (delicious meals). Great environment.

    Cons

    No benefits. After two years of working myself to the bone without claiming overtime, I felt disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize who deserves to be full time - especially after the long hours and full dedication. Not everyone deserves to be discarded so quickly. Some of us worked hard to be noticed and never had a chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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