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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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Other Reviews for Google

  1.  

    A very fun place to work.

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Free food, lots of fun activities going on the campus.
    Really awesome tools internally, and also lots of benefits and fun.

    Cons

    Tight competitions, lots of engineers, too many projects going on.
    Lots of people and thus hard to get a voice up directly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to way to simplify lots of system in Google. Give more feedback to interns and promote host and intern interactions even after the internship ends.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Google is a good company.

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    Current Employee - AdWords Representative
    Current Employee - AdWords Representative

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Good environment, good food, you can focus on technologies, and the pay is ok.
    You will work together with many start persons.

    Cons

    Too many smart people, so it's hard to get promoted, especially in remote offices. It's hard, really hard, and challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on result, focus on result, focus on result, focus on result.
    Focus to users.
    Try to make everything fair, it's hard, but worth to try.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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