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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)

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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's OK as a contractor.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tongzhou, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tongzhou, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    It's a good company, very good option for entry level student to learn. The sales team is very flexible, and got a lot of opporunity to work with customer

    Cons

    people work inefficient, since the company is too big, you will find you are very small. And there is some office politics there. make you feel depressed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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