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"The place to grow technically, but not as a person"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Technical challenges,
Cool company,
Cool products,
The "start-up" chaos is good if all you want to do is to sit in a corner and be programming,
Looks really good on your resume

Cons

My manager was really bad,
The "start-up" chaos, but still a lot of internal bureaucracy, like hiring committees
A lot of socially-awkward-penguin people,
Everyone is always late to meetings,
A lot of people don't have a personal life outside Google,
If you want personal development, grow as a leader, talk non-nerdy stuff, this is not the right place

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exciting work/work environment
    - Exposed to cutting edge technology
    - Interaction with world class engineers
    - Great connections within the industry

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Slow professional growth
    - Large company with heavy bureaucratic tendencies

    Advice to Management

    - Understand your reportees' work
    - Help your reportees with professional growth


  2. Helpful (8)

    "horrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing good to say about this company. works you to death. too much back stabbing and politics

    Cons

    too much work, too much stress, politics is growing. hyper competetive know it alls abound in this company. not even the best conpany to work for in bay read

    Advice to Management

    where do i start

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