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"this is probably the best place to work as a software engineer"

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Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

perks, flexibility in hours, salary, holiday, work is fun

Cons

I don't have much to say here

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Great for stability. Bad if you have ambitions."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great, great perks. They really make you feel taken care of as an employee and as a person.
    - Great pride when you realize how the company is changing the world in a positive way and you are part of it.
    - Really nice people with not many big egos.

    Cons

    - Little career progression. The company likes to think they are flat but in reality they have deep hierarchical leves (There were 10 people between me and the CEO) but there is no clear way to become manager and each manager manages 12 or more people.
    - Sales is an afterthought completely. The engineers are rightfully the stars but for the sales people the salaries are half what you can earn in other places.
    - In spite that they say otherwise, pedigree counts a lot. Top salesman globally with no brand name makes half (counting comission, bonuses, stock, etc.) of what another salesman makes as base salary and comes from the "right" (Ivy league, big names on resume) background.
    - If you are not in the right group your day to day work is boring and mundane.
    - Low engagement of people with their jobs (in the sales org). That makes for very uninteresting meal chats about ski trips and vegas conventions.

    Advice to Management

    Have pride on your sales force. After all they make the money that allow the great engineers to make the great products that are changing the world.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Chaotic and magical"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - People Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on products that have a global impact
    Changing the world
    Intelligent and diverse coworkers
    Amazing internal resources
    Exciting office spaces
    They really care about you as a person and want you to succeed, both inside and outside the office

    Cons

    Might be difficult to work remotely
    Disorganized
    Not as much of a flat hierarchy as they want
    People get a sense of entitlement


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