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BOLD Intern

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Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Great benefits, incredible culture, hard-working peers, and great opportunities to grow professionally. The environment promotes teamwork and support rather than competition and sabotage which is great.

Cons

Google is not immune to office politics. Many people are invested in their own responsibilities and projects that it becomes difficult to ensure that you are receiving the necessary and training for your own job. Also, mobility is more common horizontally rather than vertically.

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Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but getting too big.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great perks, and proud on working with greatest company in the world for now. Good life/work balance in general.

    Cons

    Hard to get high impact work approved and done. Sometimes too much re-org and too little long term vision could hurt an organization with substantial size. Mid-management usually is the weak link in the system to constraint innovation, vision and productivity. Promotion system is kind of broken - we have managers/senior people in the team who made bad decisions about product but still got promoted at the exact the same time when the project was canceled - this just confused everybody about whether promotion has anything todo with people's work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give mid-level management more responsibilities to decide production directions but at the same time hold them responsible for the failures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It Depends

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Mobile Marketing
    Current Contractor - Mobile Marketing

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to say you work for Google and there are a lot of fun, nerdy, impressive people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of non-engineer opportunities. Not a lot of opportunities to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to contractors and give them more opportunities to convert. Seems a waste to train someone and then let them go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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