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Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
174 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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    Software Engineering Intern

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

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than a 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.  

    Was a software engineering intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Open culture
    Great environment
    Awesome perks
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Very little hand holding provided
    There should be more structured bootcamp provided

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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 a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience of a lifetime

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore

    I worked at Google part-time (less than a 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
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work and to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and to grow

    Cons

    you'd better be a self-motivated person

  7.  

    If Patience Then It'ill be Excellent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Google as an intern (less than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Intern - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a 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
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    BOLD Intern

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    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Best experience of my life. I recommend it to everybody I meet. I had the time of my life over the summer I was here. My coworkers were great, my work was interesting, I joined some intramural teams, I ate lots of good food, and more than anything it opened SO MANY doors for me down the road by having Google on my resume.

    Cons

    I came into the BOLD program because I didn't find a placement within the more traditional Software Engineering Intern role (I had accommodations for my interview which pushed back the timeline of when they could be performed... so I passed the technical screen and got through to the the team placement phase but ended up running out of time before I got placed). Anywho, BOLD is not really set up for technical interns, so there were some issues getting access to the coding resources I needed when I arrived and it was a little haphazard on that front. But I think that's probably just unique to my situation given that I was an eng in the BOLD program. The rest of the BOLDers (business/law/finance people) didn't seem to have any troubles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on. You guys rock! I only wish that I been exposed to the idea of an internship at Google earlier (I did it my senior year). To that end, I would love to see a larger push on campuses to apply, as I didn't hear about anyone from my school (NYU) talking about/applying to the program. In fact, I think there were only 2 of us who did so. I don't know how she knew to do it, but I heard through my disability network (Lime Connect) which isn't of much use to the rest of the normally functioning students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing benefits and relaxed work experience with lots of opportunities for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - User Experience Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Intern - User Experience Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, the attitude is really relaxed. People are very willing to chat with you about anything and they really want to share their knowledge with people The lifestyle is amazing, with opportunities for improvement in all areas that you could imagine including health

    Cons

    There is the tendency to stay on campus really late so work life balance isn't great. I'd also say the feedback system was lacking and my specific manager was not always helpful when I was trying to get advice on how to improve.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    - Highly qualified coworkers
    - Motivating projects
    - Amazing infrastructure and tools

    Cons

    - Salaries in Brazil are lower compared to other places
    - Sometimes you feel underqualified
    - Slow hiring process

    Recommends

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