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Now too big ... but still great company

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Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

- Collaborating with smart people
- Working on world's most popular products and seeing its impacts
- Awesome perks (food, gyms, events, etc.)

Cons

- Peer pressure makes you work really hard
- Campus is very crowded (the worst is Charlie at lunch time)
- It is hard to join teams that you want to.

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I think management is doing very well

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Fantastic career growth experience

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    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great work experience
    - Lots of new things to work on

    Cons

    - Politics and bureaucracy were creeping in by 2009 which made life as a middle manager difficult
    - Long hiring process made it difficult to build up your team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove senior management who aren't Googley and have a problem with being respectfully challenged.

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    Engineering Intern

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I got to do what I love most and that is doing things that matter. Like other interns I was treated like a normal employee instead of some one to get coffee
    Great pay for interns
    Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    A lot of hard work and can be very stressful at times. Work can go past 40 hours a week which can take an effect on your work life balance

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