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"Good stamp, but hardly fun"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern
Former Employee - Intern
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great compensation, travel, amenities
great food
information / knowledge sharing
lot of interesting opportunities, however one needs to be lucky to get them...

Cons

no fun and culture as compared to google in other countries
no appreciation and encouragement
less transperency than expected from google

Advice to Management

internships are meant for learning, making mistakes and mentorship, and one really needs to be appreciated for ghardwork, and guided when gone wrong

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for fresh grads!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very flexible working hours
    - having a good life/work balance is encouraged
    - internal exposure to projects/products that can have a huge impact globally
    - working with very talented and diverse teams

    Cons

    - Not blabbing a lot about what you do means that you're not doing much.
    - Can be too competitive in some teams.
    - A lot of monkey business in Sales..

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to innovate just for the sake of innovating!


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Great benefits that spoil the spoiled rotten."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Designer
    Current Employee - Visual Designer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits at Google are amazing. The free 5-star catering for lunch. The decent breakfast and dinner options. We even have a sushi-chef on-site in the NYC office. The entire company and all of its employees enjoy learning and it is very respected when you take internal training courses and/or share industry information with your peers. You are expected to be brilliant. You are expected to output great, creative, innovative work. You are expected to be the best of the best. And they only hire the best candidates out of top-tier private schools with applicable research, industry or work experience.

    Cons

    The downside of working at Google is getting lost among all the other brilliant people. The loudest and most talkative employees are the ones that get the most recognition. The people who complain the most get the most attention.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a good job in recent years in trying to balance how promotions and recognition is distributed during review season. Thank you.


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