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"The highs and lows"

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Former Employee - Compliance Specialist in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Compliance Specialist in Mountain View, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The people are the best reason to work here. I had yet to meet anyone that I would consider incompetent.

Cons

Career advancement and promotions are vague. Job titles mean nothing -- you can be doing something someone 2 levels higher is doing, but you won't get paid the same.

Advice to Management

Create better policies around advancement and promotions. Keep people interested by giving them work that matches their strengths and values.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Cool internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great array of internal learning resources.
    - Great internship program, a lot of interns for all over the world.
    - Great place to meet other smart people and make new friends.
    - Great food, and there are many fun events throughout the summer.

    Cons

    - Most tools used are internal-only instead of open-source, so you may not gain a lot of transferrable skills.
    - Big company, not a lot of transparency and can't make a big impact.

    Advice to Management

    I like the way you take care of your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "nice experience as an intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    It has the most free and relaxing environment among IT companies. Let alone the competitive salary and yummy food.

    Cons

    As a ordinary employee it is difficult to see the whole picture of where your project is going.

    Advice to Management

    I was an intern graduate student there and did not have much experience to answer this question.

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