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Updated Jun 26, 2014
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Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

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    Good place for intern

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsOpen culture, helpful mentor, free food

    ConsI cannot think any of cons

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (2012 and 2013)

    SWE Intern (Former Employee)
    San Bruno, CA

    ProsSmart people. The food is great. You get to work on projects of immense scale. The pay is great. There is a lot of glamour that comes with the job. People are impressed when they hear that you work for Google.

    ConsGoogle is in a state of denial regarding its bureaucracy. It is a huge company and it should accept that fact to fix inefficiencies. A couple of VPs are obviously more interested in politics than in the greater good. The playful, smart company with "don't be evil" as a motto is a vision that has cleary disappeared. Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Internship

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsExciting projects, great people, great food, fun intern social events.

    ConsLiving in the Google bubble.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on making the hiring and intern host-matching processes more transparent.

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

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    Google Summer of Code Intern

    Google Summer of Code Intern (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGoogle is a fantastic place to work

    ConsThere are no cons, all you have is loads of advantages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsIncredibly smart people, given lots of responsibility for only being an intern, awesome work environment and the office was fun to be in.

    ConsHad to move across the country, which really wasn't that big of a deal because Google paid for it, but wasn't an ideal move at the time either.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep letting smart people do what they are doing. Clearly the company is doing something right.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great food, OK projects

    Software Development Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Prosthere was good food, the cafeterias were amazing.
    my fellow engineers were awesome, everyone is very smart.

    Consboring legacy c++ applications. felt like i was a "data plumber"

    Advice to Senior ManagementSelf driving cars!

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

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    Efficient.

    Design Intern (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsAs everyone knows, Google has great perks. No surprises. This internship looks good on my resume and hopefully will lead to more opportunities.

    ConsI work long hours as an intern, but I wouldn't necessarily consider this a con since I am learning and it is great experience.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome but huge company

    BOLD Intern (Current Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsObvious pros, free food, massages, large network, TGIF

    ConsLarge company so easy to get lost, or, as an entry level employee, work on something that someone else is already working on.

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

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    Summer 2013 Intern in the New York Office

    Summer 2013 Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- Very very comfortable work environment
    - Slew of self help and training's
    - Great food
    - The perks are real and the people are helpful

    ConsAwesome company to work for...No Cons

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

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    Awesome engineering internship

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood salary. They paid for the accommodation during the whole internship. I learned a lot from the engineers and made a lot of networking.

    ConsIf you end up starting your internship close in time the Google IO or the performance reviews you'll be by yourself for a couple of weeks. Everything moves around Mountain View you pretty much have to work at the time zone even if you are in Europe of Asia.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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