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Internship experience at Google

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

I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Best environment and great colleauges

Cons

Should make sure to join the right group

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great for stability. Bad if you have ambitions.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great, great perks. They really make you feel taken care of as an employee and as a person.
    - Great pride when you realize how the company is changing the world in a positive way and you are part of it.
    - Really nice people with not many big egos.

    Cons

    - Little career progression. The company likes to think they are flat but in reality they have deep hierarchical leves (There were 10 people between me and the CEO) but there is no clear way to become manager and each manager manages 12 or more people.
    - Sales is an afterthought completely. The engineers are rightfully the stars but for the sales people the salaries are half what you can earn in other places.
    - In spite that they say otherwise, pedigree counts a lot. Top salesman globally with no brand name makes half (counting comission, bonuses, stock, etc.) of what another salesman makes as base salary and comes from the "right" (Ivy league, big names on resume) background.
    - If you are not in the right group your day to day work is boring and mundane.
    - Low engagement of people with their jobs (in the sales org). That makes for very uninteresting meal chats about ski trips and vegas conventions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have pride on your sales force. After all they make the money that allow the great engineers to make the great products that are changing the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good employer - career opportunities could be improved

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Dynamic and innovative place to work
    - Great perks
    - cool offices
    - good salary

    Cons

    - Quality of managers has deteriorated through the last years
    - Career oppportunities in sales are limited
    - Promotion process is intransparent and not always based on performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Less admin, more sales
    - Focus on revenue opportunities
    - Make career development transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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