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Great place to work, smart peoples, lots of fun

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Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Summer Intern in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

Pros

- Good payment for intern
- Smart colleagues
- Focused engineering
- Clear vision
- Free food (and good!)
- Free shuttle bus

Cons

- Constant streams of work (or if you enjoy it!)

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    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    wonderful perks: food, barisita, massage, great co-workers.

    Cons

    no upward mobility and unclear expectations for contractors to get converted

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    Contracting at Googlet

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    Progressive, international environment. Latest technologies, proactive managers, FABULOUS location and amenities, such as lunchtime hosted presentations from wide range of contributors, including Dale Chihuly, SmartCars, and celebrity NYT best selling authors.

    Cons

    Severely restricted access to corporate network information/guidelines: access requests are at the page level, FTEs are disconnect re this restriction. Implementation MIGHT be better addressed at a role level; knowledge base and forum updates are not "pushed" to the contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is really difficult to feel a part of "the team" when access to pertinent corp operations/info is so limited--micromanaged permissions is a drag on my time, my manager's time, and the project(s) success. Interview process and nondisclosure OUGHT to be sufficient trust.

    Office politics also is a limiting factor for contractors who are hired into a stalemate between management. Accessibility to company resources is critically inhibited.

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