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great place to work

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

great culture;
hard problems;
bright people;
fast paced;
good food;

Cons

all of the pros if you are looking for a 9 to 5 worriless job

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  1. This is the best company I have worked for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Compensations and benefits are very generous.
    Interesting projects to work on.
    Easy to change groups, at least in engineering.
    Easy to relocate to a new office if you find projects related to your interest there.
    Get to work with some really smart people.

    Cons

    Has become a LARGE company but still tries to act as if it were a nimble startup.
    Promotion has become more about networking than anything else.
    Getting harder to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    - Promotion process is broken and needs fixing.

  2. Helpful (3)

    It's OK as a contractor.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Business Specialist in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Contractor - Business Specialist in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, enthusiasm, lots of free Google stuff (bags, jackets, shirts, etc.). Cool technology - new phones, tablets and computers to use and test on the job. It's exciting to work on things that you know people use and love.

    Cons

    You kind of have to drink the kool-aid. So enthusiasm over new acquisitions can be over the top. You've got use and LOVE (or pretend to) new projects like Wave, Google+, Google Local, etc. As a contractor, you're definitely on the bottom of the heap.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the length and scope of our projects. My position was supposed to be 3 months, but lasted about 8 (not complaining about that necessarily) but slowly morphed into sales. When it ended, it was sudden. No warning - just 10 people called into a meeting (our whole team) and told this was the last day so turn in our equipment.

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