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"It was an awesome internship."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
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Pros

It is the best place for software engineers. You can lean a lot from smart googlers. Also, meals are free.

Cons

MTV is in California, which means higher tax rate, higher living cost, etc. However, you may make more money in google than other companies.

Advice to Management

In general, they are doing really good. I cannot think of anything bad about them. I like the way Larry Page is leading Google.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "Hard to find a better place to work."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good infrastructure. Good opportunity to work on interesting problems. Good place to learn how to be a professional software engineer for beginning engineers.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation. The heyday of Google seems to be passed. Things are good but probably not as perfect as you might imagine it because the hey day has passed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Truly a unique company"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High concentration of smart + great people.
    Employees empowered to change the word in the good way.
    Full compensation package (base salary + bonus + stock + perks) is great and not easy to beat IMO, People who criticize it must have not done the math right and/or are performing poorly.

    Cons

    Career growth is somewhat difficult for non standard profiles (i.e. not Software Engineers or Site Reliability Engineers).
    Managers need to be good to get their reports promoted.
    Being on the "right" project (aka high impact with high visibility) does affect substantially career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to focus on career growth at all levels. Train managers well too.
    Reward well people doing the grunchy work/production/maintenance work.

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