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I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)
Good Company. Takes care of employees.
I can not think of any cons. They have adapted to all my needs
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Google (Ann Arbor, MI (US)) in December 2019.
This was a long and stressful interview process. I applied mid-September 2019 (with an employee referral) and was rejected a few days later. On November 5th, I was contacted by a different recruiter who invited me to proceed to the next steps of the application process. This included some more paperwork and a phone interview. A few days after that first phone interview, I was asked to fly out to Ann Arbor for an onsite interview. It was noted that it was unusual to move onsite without multiple remote interviews first. This recruiter was amazing and always helped me feel at ease. They were quick to communicate and I never felt out of the loop despite the long process.
The onsite interview was Dec 3rd and it was an incredible experience! The entire trip was paid for (even snacks I bought at the airport were reimbursed) and my onsite experience was flawless. The whole process was super smooth. There were 6 of us in that round of interviews. We were interviewed separately and then we received a tour of the office. INCREDIBLE OFFICE. Good grief. One of the candidates was privately told that they were no longer being considered so it was just 5 of us. We each had 2 additional onsite interviews before being sent home. A few days later, I was contacted by my recruiter asking for some additional paperwork. Over the next few weeks, this pattern continued and I kept submitting different forms and answering questions over the phone. I understand that I had passed the initial interviews and not my recruiter was putting together a formal application packet that would be sent to various committees. The wait felt eternal, but on December 18th, I received an offer!
If you're wanting to apply for this position, I would recommend you be absolutely meticulous in your applications and interviews. They will give you resources to help you prepare, and you need to take those resources seriously. Practice practice practice.