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"A wonderful experience."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

People at Google seem happy and well taken care of. They provide food, nap places, classes, and all sorts of fun events. Even more, they have a mission you can get behind. The focus of most teams is to work hard and long to bring information to anyone who wants it. Even more, I felt that what I worked on was extremely interesting to me.

Cons

As an intern, I worked on an important project, but I also felt that my own contribution was relatively small due to the size of the company. I further felt a bit lost in the sheer mass of the employees. Finally, I wish I had more say about what team I wanted to be on besides "frontend" vs. "backend".

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "A nice place, but in the South Bay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits, reputation
    - Coworkers were wonderful, intelligent people
    - Many learning opportunities
    - Middle management was actually quite intelligent and effective

    Cons

    - Commuting to the South Bay every day
    - Products continue to worsen, as design and usability take a backseat to quality
    - Android
    - Work/life balance was quite terrible

    Advice to Management

    Let more folks work out of the SF office full-time!!


  2. "Company is so big, feel like a number...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are unmatched by other employers!
    Office environment is over the top.

    Cons

    After being acquired, I went from being recognized for my contributions to being a number. Hated the review process and rating peers. Some peers would rate you and not have any direct contact with you. Didn't seem fair!

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the review process. The current evaluation process with ratings from people who don't work directly with you isn't fair.

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