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"Great!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros

Free food is amazing.Great atmosphere, people work together and help each other. No strict rules on hours. Many tech talks that you can attend freely to learn.

Cons

Google is too huge that you will only be able to see a small small part of the whole company.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible but not quite as bad as financial companies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One word: money. The compensation, including the stock, is very good, and there aren't many other places that pay so well. The benefits are OK too but you need to be careful: for example, they have good insurance policies but by default they push you towards the bad ones.

    Cons

    Everything else. The offices are placed in the cities. Horrible commute, non-stop parking troubles. The offices themselves are horrible, very densely packed. It's the only place I've seen that has more densely packed offices than the banks. When you sign up, you don't get to know, what group you'll be assigned too. The job itself is incredibly stupid, you're guaranteed to be vastly overqualified for it. The smugness level is amazing, the smug is so thick you can cut it with a knife. There are worse places to work (i.e. banks) but for the technical companies it's a deeply substandard one. No wonder that the people who stay there for a long time are mostly the new grads, who haven't seen anything better.

    Advice to Management

    open some offices in the decent suburb locations, and make the offices less horrible


  2. "Google Summer of Code Review (Not actual Google)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - PHP Security Developer
    Current Intern - PHP Security Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great increase in knowledge, more connections, GSOC is recognized and respected by many companies, increases your chances of getting a job.

    Cons

    It a program under google, not actual google, very less money, more and more work, everything from coding to documentation is in your hands, more research needed, no spoon feeding, from day 1 you are expected to do excellent work.

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