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

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

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

Pros

Completely 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.

Cons

No 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.

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Expand the program to more students!

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Accounts Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Accounts Manager in 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 work environment (food, massages, games, etc.). Powerful products.

    Cons

    Not for those who aren't willing to give it 110% and work hard for it. Work-life balance isn't impossible, but you have to be extremely efficient and effective in order to achieve some degree of balance.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Good, not great, company

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in 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 for building web properties.

    Cons

    Bad mid-level management, without a great way to do career development. Discipline around people management relatively weak. Review model ok, not great.

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    Neutral Outlook
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