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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 in google.

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

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

ProsThe pay and perk were good. Lots of smart people to work with. Good environment. Lots of food. There are free shuttles, free laundry services. People are nice

ConsIt takes a lot of time to do simple things. I think that it takes a lot of time to do something significant. People are nice, but seem to be very busy with work.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy manager was supportive. But he was part time. So, I didn't find him sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great internship at Google

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

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

ProsGreat benefits and work culture.

ConsIncreasing hierarchy and structure limit freedom.

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

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Great internship

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsEnormous perks, comparing to other companies in RU
Great team
Interesting challenges

ConsBureaucracy
Unclear career path
Frightening work/life balance. Colleagues do 80 hours a week, so exhausting speed of work.

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

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Fun, challenging projects and great work environment.

Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Pros- Great company culture. Valued even as an intern.
- Fun challenging projects and you learn a ton. You will always be learning something in this company.
- Very smart and friendly environment.
- As an intern, career opportunities in the sense of converting to full time is a much smoother process than applying for full time without coming from an internship. Still the process is selective but considerably nicer.

Cons- Experience is dependent on teams. I unfortunately had a team with less energy and drive.
- Depending on the breadth of the project and whether you need to work with remote teams, it can really feel like a clanky large company.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to maintain the company culture and make management decisions as transparent as possible.

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

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great opportunity to learn and gain experience for a young well educated man

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat salary, flexible working hours, additional benefits a side, great community, great team, opportunity to learn new technologies, great city, good restaurants, excellent food

Conslong way from home, a lot of working hours in practice

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

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Very enjoyable internship experience in a chill environment with minor drawbacks.

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

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

ProsGreat salary and benefits - from the intern housing, food, gyms, etc.

Work environment is very relaxed allowing for flexible working hours (great for me since I'm not much of a morning type).

High diversity of things to work on as well as work locations.

ConsGetting to big/corporate making things sometimes move too slow, whereas it maybe shouldn't.

"Googleyness" as a mantra for people to state their opinion as if it is absolute/Google's and use as it was a proper argument. This might be the only thing I didn't like about it's culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Flexible projects, humble and energetic environment

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

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

ProsCutting edge in tech, supportive culture, good compensation

ConsI don't have anything negative to say

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the open culture, and penchant for risk taking with new ventures!

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

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Unbelievable Internship Experience

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

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

ProsIncredibly internal transparency, great compensation, and some of the smartest and most engaging people in the world. Was encouraged to pursue my passion with an extra '20%' project, and was given work that really matters.

ConsVery flat corporate structure. This means a lot of movement laterally, but can sense some frustration with employees for moving up.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to explore + innovate, and keep culture of intellectual enthusiasm.

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

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Great internship

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

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

ProsVery smart people, great food and other perks (massages!), interesting project, good mentoring for interns, lots of events for interns.

ConsCompany is too big, as an intern interested in joining full-time it is hard to find out what other projects are that people work on. No general talks or internal project sites to look at.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome BOLD Summer Internship

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

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

ProsSmart people, great perks (food, gyms, fun, free SWAG), overal good experience for a college kid looking to learn a bunch while having a great summer

ConsFrom the summer, it seemed that business opportunities were a bit limited. Also, recruiting timelines took forever -- they were very slow about getting back to candidates.

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

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