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"Tough but interesting place to be a lawyer"

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Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Google full-time

Pros

The work is cutting edge and career-making. By the contacts you make and the experience you can have, as well as the name on your resume, it is door-opening. You will work with one of the smartest collections of people in the world, with every perk known in employment. One thing I'll say is that shared offices are often seen as a negative but are actually quite a plus for most people.

Cons

For the lawyer hired post IPO, the pay is low and the hours are long. I'd prefer better compensation than all the perks - many of which I could not really use because I was working too hard. Things change frequently and working with some of the smartest people comes with a price, which is often a high level of arrogance - even disdain for lawyers. Maybe it's what keeps the Google business more successful. Aside from that, Google legal is now like a big law firm - that many lawyers. Lots of layers of management.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "Very challenging, fast paced environment"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of new technologies

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy stops you from creating, innovating

    Advice to Management

    Give more freedom to employees, recognize potential outliers


  2. "Best internship in America, hands down."

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    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people in the world.

    Cons

    You can easily get lost in the clouds since work and play are blended well together.


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