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"Google Summer of Code was the best experience a student can get"

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Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Open Source Developer in San Francisco, CA
Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Open Source Developer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Completely depends on the organization you choose to participate with, but the majority are rigorous, challenging and rewarding. I was able to solve extremely difficult problems while being mentored by the best possible mentors, and I intend to participate in GSoC '13.

Cons

No interaction with Google, which is a great and bad thing. Could use a slightly stricter structure, but overall the program is what you make of it.

Advice to Management

Expand the program to more students!

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good, not great, company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated people. Great tools and build systems. Great infrastructure for building web properties.

    Cons

    Bad mid-level management, without a great way to do career development. Discipline around people management relatively weak. Review model ok, not great.

    Advice to Management

    Career development and management reviews


  2. "Working on strong impact project"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The company is willing to bet on risky projects
    - Projects have a worldwide visibility
    - Fun people, fun environment
    - Amazingly smart coworkers

    Cons

    Nothing fundamentally bad about the company.

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