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Contract position with Google

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Google as a contractor

Pros

I got to work with some of the most amazing people, on an innovative new product.

Cons

I would strongly recommend against a contract position. Fact, they just aren't as invested in your development as they would be if you were an employee. I would recommend a full-time employee position at another company versus a contract position at Google. Do not accept a contract position with the mindset that you will be converted. The conversion rate is shockingly low.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My managers were alarmingly inexperienced. One was brilliant behind a computer, but had no clue how to interact with people, that's a problem when you are managing a team of over 20. My other manager (we were rotated between managers so often it was like a merry go-round)never took accountability for anything and was so inept, I could have done his job better.

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    My stay at google was very nice.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    fantastic food courts, nice work culture.

    Cons

    Did not find anything wrong about the company.

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    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    They value your ideas. The employees were happy to work there. Awesome food, awesome people, awesome projects. Flexible working hours, and everyone were dedicated to their job!

    Cons

    Of course the expectations are high. It might be hard to work with people in different countries states when you work on the same project.

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    Keep up the good work!

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