Google intern Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 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 for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience of a lifetime

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

    I worked at Google part-time for 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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work and to grow

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and to grow

    Cons

    you'd better be a self-motivated person

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Google as an intern for 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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    Best place to intern!

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    Current Employee - Engineering Practicum Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Practicum Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Generous housing stipend. Salary is not super high but there are free food and free shuttle to make it up. Very supportive & friendly managers, host, mentors and co-workers. Lots of training classes for personal development. Lots of resources. Almost everything/everyone is accessible.

    Cons

    No personal rooms even for managers. Open workspace is quite distracting. The first few weeks are very intimidating and over-whelming.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience for summer

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    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Intern  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    I really appreciate the nice food of Google's cafe. I also love the harmonious environment in Google, such as various activities like sports meeting, Take your child at work, etc. I meet so many friendly colleagues. Besides, I enjoy Google's flexible hours.

    Cons

    Salaries for summer interns in China are not high, especially for undergraduate students, compared to interns in U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope there will be more cool teams in China.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, work, and environment

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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

    Pros

    The company is extremely transparent internally, supports lifelong learning (if there is something you want to learn it is likely there is a class available on the topic), and you work with some of the smartest people around. The work environment is great, as is the food, fitness centers, and other added benefits.

    Cons

    If you end up on a project you aren't all that interested in or a team you don't quite mesh with, you may not enjoy your work as much as you could if you were placed on another team/project, though it seems fairly painless to switch teams if you aren't enjoying what you do anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Learn, work and have fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Besides great work environment, learning opportunity is another great benefit for fresh graduates, including Google technologies, Google culture & values, and learning from other great people. Work-life balance is pretty good. People will not expect you to work late or during weekends, as people care about your work quality not your work time.

    Cons

    As a big company, Google also has to have many management process during code development, so sometimes your working pace will not be as fast as you expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment, incredibly smart co-workers, very collaborative.

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

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

    Pros

    It's Google. But seriously, tons of cool stuff going on, and the ability to impact lives at scale. The work is challenging.

    Cons

    It's easy to get caught up in the multitude of emails, especially when working on teams that cross timezones. Work-life balance is something that you have to specifically think about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great resources to train new engineers, lots of fun and collaboration

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good pay, fascinating projects, learn tons, think about new problems, really interesting co-workers

    Cons

    very ambitious company makes work environment stressful at times. It is easy to feel like you don't measure up to your coworkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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