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Google Summer of Code was the best experience a student can get

Google Summer of Code Open Source Developer (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompletely depends on the organization you choose to participate with, but the majority are rigorous, challenging and rewarding. I was able to solve extremely difficult problems while being mentored by the best possible mentors, and I intend to participate in GSoC '13.

ConsNo interaction with Google, which is a great and bad thing. Could use a slightly stricter structure, but overall the program is what you make of it.

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand the program to more students!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good, not great, company

Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Smart, motivated people. Great tools and build systems. Great infrastructure… Cons: Bad mid-level management, without a great way to do career development.… Advice to Senior Management: Career development and management reviews No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Work darn hard, but it's very rewarding on many levels

Senior Accounts Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year


Pros: Incredibly talented teammates, great camaraderie and passion to excel. Fantastic… Cons: Not for those who aren't willing to give it 110% and work hard for it. Work-life balance isn't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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