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"A wonderful experience."

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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. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Amazing place to work
    Great food
    Cool culture

    Cons

    Too much infusion of Apple culture

    Advice to Management

    Check on Apple culture infusion and influence


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

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    • 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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