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Contract position with Google

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. My stay at google was very nice.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer In Test in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer In Test in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Kirkland, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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