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"Intern (2012 and 2013)"

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Former Intern - SWE Intern in San Bruno, CA
Former Intern - SWE Intern in San Bruno, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people. The food is great. You get to work on projects of immense scale. The pay is great. There is a lot of glamour that comes with the job. People are impressed when they hear that you work for Google.

Cons

Google is in a state of denial regarding its bureaucracy. It is a huge company and it should accept that fact to fix inefficiencies. A couple of VPs are obviously more interested in politics than in the greater good. The playful, smart company with "don't be evil" as a motto is a vision that has cleary disappeared. Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Like nothing else and a lot of opportunities to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - You work with amazing people
    - You learn thousands of things in a very reduced amount of time
    - Everything is there to make you feel good about your work

    Cons

    - Being clever sometimes slow you down
    - Priorities between teams are not always on the same page


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging and fun."

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is challenging, fun, touches a lot of people. The scale of what Google does is mind-boggling. It's rewarding to know that your code is being executed millions of times a day when people use Google's products. Perks and pay are awesome. Equity you get in form of restricted stock units are growing in value by leaps and bounds. Lots of flexibility in work/life balance (I work from home one day a week to avoid the SF->Mountain View commute). Google culture is liberal, creative, and welcoming. If you have good ideas, people want to hear them even if you aren't senior.

    Cons

    Commute is terrible if you live in San Francisco and work in Mountain View. May be less fun and rewarding if you aren't on an interesting team/product. In a huge company, some people find they have difficulty feeling like they're making an impact.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentorship for Nooglers.

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