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Current Employee - Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year


Great experience, great people and company


No, may be an interview process could be better organized

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  1. 19 people found this helpful  

    Redefinition of Bullying

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    Current Employee - Geo Operations  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Geo Operations in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google as a contractor for more than a year


    Beanbags for a power-nap
    Big Windows
    Comfy Chairs


    Everyone talks about Google's grandeur and everyone wants to be a part of the Team.

    It is indeed a great thing and I am glad to have and use Google everyday.

    Now that I had the chance to take a look behind the scenes for a whole year through an agency in a remote office of the European HQ, I was shocked by the way and manner they treat their employees and the contractors.

    I am well aware of the fact that I was "only a contractor" (as one for the managers used to tell us) but I was working in a Google building, on a Google "super confidential" project as they told me the first day, I had my badge and had to sign a policy instruction and training like everyone else. I also shared my job and worked hand in hand with "real Googlers" but the discomfort they put you in is immense.

    Why that?

    It's the manner and way how the management sees the workers - Two classes just like the Titanic:

    First Class - Googlers
    Second Class - Contractor
    (Interns and Temps are nearly invisible)

    They make you terribly feel the difference and hierarchy and the unfairness towards you, as a contractor. You don't even ask for the same benefits, but they keep reminding you. It hurts you, your ego, your pride and puts all the effort you made in your life to be successful in your career equal to ZERO. They quench the fire of your ambitions and they destroy little by little your confidence and you start seeing the real Googlers as idols and role models while you do exactly the same job as them. You feel Inferior.

    Best example: Xmas party 2011

    All the "real Googlers" where invited to an exclusive big and huge Google Christmas Party with well known DJ's and Photographers, Red Carpet, etc...while the Contractors, Temps and Interns were excluded from the party, but got a voucher for 2 drinks each in the pub next door.

    When you take the decision to join Google, you are all happy and motivated during the first month, you are all grateful and excited to be a part of this magical world and slowly they make you see the terrible truth, that you are only a second class worker, a slave in a palace, a bird in a golden cage, a WWII Jew in a concentration camp.

    I don't want to offend anyone or be politically incorrect by comparing myself but it's just how it felt like.

    I am glad and happy I left the job. I have no regrets at all, only bad memories of a very bad and primitive, "bad-step-mother" Treatment.

    Bullying is definitely getting a new Dimension!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was a great learning experience to work with Google

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    Former Employee - Manager, Online Sales & Operations  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Manager, Online Sales & Operations in Hyderābād (India)

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


    Learn, work and fun...all three in one. It was indeed a great experience!


    My stay was very short, so could not see much of the flip side of the organization.

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    nothing much to say!

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