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"Amazing experience with a company that cares and is relevant"

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Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Google Full Timers are very helpful in terms of meeting with interns to give advice.
-Information is freely shared and the company is very transparent.
-Great recruiting staff that are an awesome support system for interns
-Fun perks
-Sweet pay
-Opportunities to learn and network
-Surrounded by intelligent and savvy people

Cons

Hardly any, there are literally no reasons not to intern here.

Advice to Management

None, keep up the great work!

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Up until 3 years ago amazing. Going public made it far too political, causing many issues with management & leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They work hard, but are allowed to play hard. 3 free meals/day + unlimited snacks. Great company sponsored outings!

    Cons

    getting very political, a lot of nepotism. Very negative vibe from employees regarding manager competency.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "It's becoming a place where most people are treated like servers -- interchangeable and replaceable."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In the right Eng group, young engineers will learn a lot. The food is good. The bicycles are handy.

    Cons

    For more senior people, odds are, you're going to be waiting a long time for any kind of promotion. You will also be way older than most of the people you work with, and your manager may or may not understand family commitments. (Google in general does.)

    Your manager may or may not care about you. If you get a good manager, great. If you get a lousy one, it may or may not get fixed in any reasonable amount of time, and it can be hard to transfer out if you're having any difficulty with your manager. I had the worst manager of my 30 year career there, and should have just quit after I figured that out.

    Advice to Management

    Emulating the secrecy, siloing and hierarchy of Apple will not result in Google being as good at focus and product as Apple.

    Google needs to encourage lightweight experimentation (in a way that 20% time doesn't really do, since it's often "120% time"). Once there are a bunch of organizations who all want to prevent you from launching quickly and easily, innovation suffers.

    Even line engineers, TLMs, and lower level managers are not in fact interchangeable, and the company (or at least the Sales organization) shouldn't re-org every few months.

    People get promotions based on politics and who sucks up to whom, not based on merit.


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