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Good Post Grad Opportunity

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern In Sales in Mountain View, CA (US)
Former Employee - Intern In Sales in Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google

Pros

-Great Benefits- food, gym, time off, good hours
-Lots of opportunities for interns to sit in on meetings, get contact with higher-ups
-Strong intern program in business and engineering
-Can be proud to work at Google, your friends and family will recognize your achievement and looks great on a resume
-Flexibility to work in different departments after a year or two with the company

Cons

-Actual day to day work not as exciting as it seems (lots of Excel, etc)
-Lots of gossip inside and outside the company that account managers are just "glorified telemarketers"
-Does not pay as well as finance internships though Google would like to compete with these sorts of internship programs at elite schools and campuses
-Does not seem like a place you stick around too long; a young environment with lots of movement and attrition.
-Recruiting process slow, flawed, and disorganized

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve recruiting and hiring process- it is the first part of the company to which potential employees are exposed!!

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    Amazing place - part-innovation lab; part-college; part-book club

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The best working environment I have ever seen. Everyone is generally a team player; everyone is very smart. The leadership will make big bets to try to make things better for the user; the internal transparency is rare and everyone shares information quite freely. The benefits are industry leading and the relative youth of the company keeps it a remarkably fun place to work.

    Cons

    There really isn't much that could be described as a Con. There are some growing pains as the company decides the right balance between more process and maintaining creativity and a slight sense of chaos in the various groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward merit. Actively and visibly manage out poor performers and those who don't exhibit the cultural values we cherish so much.

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    awesome place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    google has managed to still stay a very good place to work even though it has grown a lot in the past few years. work life balance, culture, and professional/career growth are still top notch.

    Cons

    getting a bit bit which means more and more restrictions are in place for movement and growth, but still not as bad as other places.

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