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Updated Apr 07, 2014
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4.5 118 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

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I was a software engineering intern that had a great time but didn't necessarily learn that much

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsCulture, work environment, pay, benefits -- everything was generally pretty great. As far as work places go, there's not much to complain about.

ConsIntern projects aren't always completely fleshed out, so in the case of what I worked on, it was very scattered and not terribly cohesive. The stuff I worked on, as well as what my team did in general, might've ended up just getting scrapped.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company in every way.

Legal Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

ProsThis company is exceptional because it realizes the true value of human capital. Employees are treated well, encouraged to grow in their profession and experience work on projects outside of their normal expertise.

Working at Google is also an exceptional resume item, and regarded very highly by other employees (if you ever decide to leave)

ConsI cannot think of any whatsoever. This company is superlative in every way. If I absolutely had to come up with a con, I would say that the worst part of working at Google is the innate guilt I experience when others talk about their jobs and then ask about mine. It is hard to have to explain to others how amazing a workplace Google provides, and to witness the incredulous looks others give.

(To explain why I am no longer working at Google - I simply left for another opportunity in a different area that Google does have, but I would love to one day return.)

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to maintain the learning, growing, employee-first culture that makes Google such an amazing professional environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome experience!

Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsAmazing place to work! It has great benefits even for interns, and it's easy to make big impacts.

ConsThere aren't that many downsides. Google is just kind of big, but they are really good for a big company.

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Great company to intern at!

BOLD Intern (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Fun corporate culture
- Competitive pay
- Amazing people
- Challenging work
- Good work-life balance
- Plenty of opportunity to travel
- Free food!

Cons- Very demanding
- High expectations
- Stressful

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic Internship

Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsExciting projects, great people, great food, fun intern social events.

ConsLiving in the Google bubble.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on making the hiring and intern host-matching processes more transparent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing

Intern (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsLove the autonomy and the benefits

ConsSuper hard, but there is lots of room for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementLove you guys to death man

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place for intern

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsOpen culture, helpful mentor, free food

ConsI cannot think any of cons

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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SWE Intern (Former Employee)
San Bruno, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsSmart people. The food is great. You get to work on projects of immense scale. The pay is great. There is a lot of glamour that comes with the job. People are impressed when they hear that you work for Google.

ConsGoogle is in a state of denial regarding its bureaucracy. It is a huge company and it should accept that fact to fix inefficiencies. A couple of VPs are obviously more interested in politics than in the greater good. The playful, smart company with "don't be evil" as a motto is a vision that has cleary disappeared. Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Google Summer of Code Intern (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsGoogle is a fantastic place to work

ConsThere are no cons, all you have is loads of advantages

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe final interview was more friendly and given to provide the applicant a chance to ask questions about the company. Overall, it seemed like work culture was very collegial and friendly.

ConsThere were three interviewers, and each interview lasted 45 minutes. Each of the interviews seemed to focus on slightly different areas: the first interview focused on understanding of technology and included a puzzle.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe second interview asked many scenario-type questions, such as "What would you do in XYZ situation?" and "How would you respond to XYZ in a work setting".

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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