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"Great people, great work, fast pace!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Google as an intern

Pros

Lots of very smart people; interesting, real world problems; lots of resources and data. Great benefits and employee-friendly atmosphere. Transparent review process.

Cons

Lots of programming overhead make some simple tasks very difficult. Everyone spends a lot of time at work. They have family-friendly policies, but it seemed like the culture was to work not just very hard, but also very long. The pressure to ship code means you might have a lot of all-nighters.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working at Google was refreshing but also shows that your life is suppose to be dedicated to work. They offer almost any amenity that you will possibly need so as to keep you working. All in all that isn't a bad thing but have a balance of work and life is paramount if you don't want to burn out. My position was transitionary so I did not experience the full intensity of the work life, but I was around it and could see the affects.But, there too are great perks and I did experience those!

    Cons

    Google lives to the hype in everything but transparency. The food is excellent and free, its fun, but your managers will not tell you if you need to move or if your not performing well. You can lose your job quickly if you aren't aware of what they think about you.


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    "If you're not full time then you're treated like 2nd class"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    None really, food is good. big bldgs

    Cons

    -You pay for your food, a small fee is deducted from your paycheck.
    -You dont get treated like a human
    -You cant go to parties
    -You're looked down on by full time employees

    Advice to Management

    Respect

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