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One of the best companies to work for

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

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

Pros

Everything included. Amazing culture and people.

Cons

Getting slower as it's a big company - but probably still the best of its size.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Gotta drink the coolaid and be young

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Profitable, pays well, great benefits.

    Cons

    It's a religion & a cult of youth. If you're not a 20-something, you'll feel out of place. If you've got any grey hair, you're DOA.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for (with the right manager)

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    Former Employee - Analytical Lead in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Analytical Lead in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best thing about Google. There is a can-do attitude and when you work for a company where its employees review each other, this will humble even the most egotistical of coworkers. The company perks are definitely top notch, too, though in the end it is the camaraderie that I experiences is what I miss.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are in Mountain View and New York offices only. The Old School cheery Googlers have been replaced with the MBA sharks looking for a feather in their career cap, so come with your Excel and Powerpoint data in hand if you want to succeed. The customer-service came second only to internal posturing which happens with any desirable place to work. It's unfortunate, but when you answer to shareholders, the almighty dollar is all that matters. Google gives you free lunch and a laptop to keep you on the hook - the job hook. When you mature to having a family and need that work-life balance, Google isn't the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-structuring the company every year; make your customers priority instead of the bottom line, money flows between trusted relationships; weed out the middle management sharks; stop outsourcing jobs to India, Google was not founded on these values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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