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great place to work

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

I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    MBA Intern

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    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The food is good. The events can be fun. MBA Interns get a few special events to participate in.

    Cons

    Google Enterprise was not a good place to intern with. The company isn't exactly sure whether it wants to invest in enterprise because the sales capacity to close a deal is not ideal compared to advertising. The summer was pretty lonely because the Partner Programs team is all seated in London or Europe. My manager didn't seem to really know what he wanted out of the project I was working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better alignment between project and company goals
    - Don't put an intern on an island
    - Your pitch at MBA schools isn't the greatest - refine so it doesn't sound too arrogant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Google Maps Contract Staff in Dublin

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    Former Employee - Local Data Quality Evaluator in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Local Data Quality Evaluator in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Google as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not many - free food, some nice people to work with and the actual work was very easy when you take away all the obstacles

    Cons

    System that never worked. Was there 2 years and not a day went by where there werent some issues with the system.
    Performance based pay - different teams in competition with each other when all had very different obstacles to achieving a number. Different tool issues affecting people at different times and so never a true relection of peoples work and had to argue very hard in order to get heard. Taking on any extra work also puts you at a disadvantage as it is easiest to hit high numbers when you are just doing the basic work. Any special projects make it more difficult and so you are penalised for doing extra work.
    Managements attitude toward staff is a disgrace - if you have any sort of complaint or query you are earmarked as having a bad attitude. We were basically told we should be happy to have work and to just get on with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees a little more, do not treat them like second class employees because they are temp.
    Performance based pay will not work fairly until system issues are resolved and the targets are split between markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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