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Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Best place for work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is people that quite similar to yourself. If you have any ideas, your team will support you instantaneously.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is a huge flow of information and you should have ability to absorb this information as fast as you can in a quality dimension.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Perks, Salary, Work Environment, Food, Relocation

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy. Extremely big company; whatever you do is hard to get recognized.

  3. Great employer (Was an MBA intern)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Intrapreneurial
    - Ability to make a terrific impact in a short amount of time
    - Exposure to one of the best technologies
    - Treated fairly well and almost equal as employees

    Cons

    - Sometimes you may have to do projects that are not necessarily innovative or make the best use of your skills
    - Access to data that is needed for your job is hard to come by. It is always a constant struggle to convince the right folks to grant you access

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  5. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for...it was a great company to start an internship!

    Cons

    No complaints - the people really made the experience!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a little help but nothing major.

  6. Overall, an enjoyable place to spend the summer

    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Bruno, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Bruno, CA (US)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the weekly all company meetings. Makes you feel very connected to some of what is going on around Google.

    Cons

    As an intern, the project I was assigned differed from what I thought I had agreed to before I was hired.

  7. BOLD Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

  10. An Intern's perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office culture, perks, company values, global footprint

    Cons

    promotions, compensation, smaller offices in remote areas, difficult to ignore the free snacks, too much free food

  11. Good internship experience that helps me learned a lot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good work environment and atmosphere.
    2. Flexible working time.
    3. Nice and smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Not much. Some problems that big companies always have.

    Advice to Management

    More communication between interns and the whole team.

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