- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Employees rate Mountain View 4.8% lower than the overall average
I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)
Super flexible work environment
Ability to book meetings with anyone on campus for one to one chats to learn more about their work or just get to know them!
Many course offerings, groups to join and conferences available to attend
Genuine teammates who are highly skilled and passionate
A calm vibe, yet everyone is focused and productive
Got to work on a large project that allowed for a lot of room for creativity
Many nooks and crannies to work in
On the main campus, many cafes to explore
Had to watch what I ate because there's free food everywhere
Not sure how many people actually get time for their desired 20% projects, since a select few I spoke to didn't seem to have time for them
Some people I spoke with had long commutes to and from work, which seemed to wear them down
Advice to Management
I appreciate you and the work you put in to being a great manager. Be encouraged. Stay real and continue to be a mentor to younger professionals.
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Google (Mountain View, CA (US)) in January 2015.
First there was a brief and perfunctory screening by a recruiter. Then a Hangout interview with a team member. The next step would have been an onsite interview, but I never got that far.
During the Hangout interview, we went through a number of preset questions and little tasks and cases that I'm sure every applicant has to answer. I work better when I just get to talk freely about my experiences and interest in the company, and letting the conversation flow organically, rather than fitting a question grid. It definitely would have helped to prepare more answers for "Tell me about a time when you ..."-type questions.