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Fun while it lasted

Former Contractor - Marketing
Former Contractor - Marketing

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

Pros

lots of good energy, great benefits
I learned more about my profession from others.

Cons

Long commute to the office. Lots of changes all the time

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    Contract position with Google

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Google as a contractor

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. My stay at google was very nice.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fantastic food courts, nice work culture.

    Cons

    Did not find anything wrong about the company.

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