Google Intern Reviews

Updated 10 October 2014
Updated 10 October 2014
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 126 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 249 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 113 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 84 reviews)

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    Software Engineering Intern

    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work for. Awesome people and great culture. Food was a way lot better than college mess food.

    Cons

    After the internship you take a bit of time to settle for the college mess food. To be serious, none con that I noticed.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work environment, but they projects are not interesting

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore

    I have been working at Google part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Food, perks, everything is perfect, except the work

    Cons

    If you don't have a phd, you would be writing naive code (its true)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience of a lifetime

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore

    I worked at Google part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Has the best employee environment and gives the best facilities to them. A family like atmosphere inside company without bounds makes you enjoy your work.

    Cons

    It actually has none as far as I could find. You name anything and Google had already thought of it and worked upon it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work and to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and to grow

    Cons

    you'd better be a self-motivated person

  6.  

    If Patience Then It'ill be Excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Opportunities Ahead , Good Wages.

    Cons

    Delaying The Payday No Other Helping hands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain Lower Management Well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    An opportunity that broadened my horizons and helped gain insight into the best practices with a leading company. The focus on good quality work and ethics surpassed everything else. Managers and seniors at every level were approachable and gave constant feedback to achieve significant improvements in a very short span of time.

    Cons

    Was spoilt with the perks from the job and the experience increased my overall expectations from any future employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please create more opportunities to have Interns on board so that the awareness and enthusiam is created amongst high performing students to consider prospects with Google.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Engineering Practicum Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Practicum Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Practicum Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool projects, great support for your hosts and mentors, fun work environment. Best internship to date!

    Cons

    Could be hard to get to know fellow interns who you are not working with. Finding housing before the start can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support leading up to the internship

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to enjoy work and life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A ton of very interesting engineering challenges to work on. Great perks and work-life balance. Amazing campus and food. All the engineers I interacted with were smart, nice, and very helpful.

    Cons

    I didn't get to know too many of the other interns or members of my team who weren't working on the same project as me. I think it's a product of the size of Google as well as its engineering demographic, which tends to be slightly older than some other, newer tech companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience for an engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a software engineer in his early career years, Google was a good playground for learning many things. Google has the infrastructure and the people with expertise in virtually everything, and you can absorb a lot simply by using a lot of internal tools and practicing internal policies on code quality. Therefore having worked at Google is good both on paper and in practice.

    Cons

    At Google's scale, it is easy to be a cog in a very complicated machine that marches on. Personal growth is often a function of the team and management more than it should be. One may not necessarily find himself in the most ideal team in terms of skill fit and interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Both pros and cons come from Google's success thus far and its scale. Not sure what one can do to amplify or mitigate them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Besides the delicious food, and awesome perks, one of the greatest part of interning at Google is that you really feel like you are a Googler. Google treats interns as full timers, both in terms of responsibilities and privileges. Interns can attend all company events and can become involved with nearly anything that a full time employee could.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there are any real cons, although you will be expected to be able to balance your work with everything else. This can be tricky with all the intern events and things going on all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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