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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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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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Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Google as an intern

ProsIncredibly smart people, given lots of responsibility for only being an intern, awesome work environment and the office was fun to be in.

ConsHad to move across the country, which really wasn't that big of a deal because Google paid for it, but wasn't an ideal move at the time either.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep letting smart people do what they are doing. Clearly the company is doing something right.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Didn't quite live up to what I imagined

Business Associate Intern (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat perks (food, gym), great kudos.

ConsWas not inspired by the work I was doing, there are lots of smart people doing very mundane jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush the interns harder.

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

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Googly experience is very helpful in my overall development

Software Engineering Intern (Graduate Student) (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

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

Prossuperb environment and facilities;
great support to employees, such as workstation setup, ergonomic support, and experiment facilities training and support;
various opportunities for life-long learning;
good practices learned through the internship has a long-lasting effect on my further development;

ConsAll interns are talented but some might be too young to keep to socially acceptable conduct on and off the Google campus.

This year, some of my fellow interns have made a mess in the company-provided accommodation (which is btw an awesome flat with other friendly residents), and our neighbors are quite upset about the misbehaviors by my fellow interns.

I hope that Google can put more weight on overall personally in their candidate selection process.

Advice to Senior ManagementI hope that Google can put more weight on overall personally in their candidate selection process.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great food, OK projects

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

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

Prosthere was good food, the cafeterias were amazing.
my fellow engineers were awesome, everyone is very smart.

Consboring legacy c++ applications. felt like i was a "data plumber"

Advice to Senior ManagementSelf driving cars!

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

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Awesome but huge company

BOLD Intern (Current Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI (US)

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

ProsObvious pros, free food, massages, large network, TGIF

ConsLarge company so easy to get lost, or, as an entry level employee, work on something that someone else is already working on.

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

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Efficient.

Design Intern (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsAs everyone knows, Google has great perks. No surprises. This internship looks good on my resume and hopefully will lead to more opportunities.

ConsI work long hours as an intern, but I wouldn't necessarily consider this a con since I am learning and it is great experience.

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Now too big ... but still great company

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

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

Pros- Collaborating with smart people
- Working on world's most popular products and seeing its impacts
- Awesome perks (food, gyms, events, etc.)

Cons- Peer pressure makes you work really hard
- Campus is very crowded (the worst is Charlie at lunch time)
- It is hard to join teams that you want to.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think management is doing very well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsI got to do what I love most and that is doing things that matter. Like other interns I was treated like a normal employee instead of some one to get coffee
Great pay for interns
Fantastic benefits

ConsA lot of hard work and can be very stressful at times. Work can go past 40 hours a week which can take an effect on your work life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Summer 2013 Intern in the New York Office

Summer 2013 Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Pros- Very very comfortable work environment
- Slew of self help and training's
- Great food
- The perks are real and the people are helpful

ConsAwesome company to work for...No Cons

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

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