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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Intern (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

ProsThe final interview was more friendly and given to provide the applicant a chance to ask questions about the company. Overall, it seemed like work culture was very collegial and friendly.

ConsThere were three interviewers, and each interview lasted 45 minutes. Each of the interviews seemed to focus on slightly different areas: the first interview focused on understanding of technology and included a puzzle.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe second interview asked many scenario-type questions, such as "What would you do in XYZ situation?" and "How would you respond to XYZ in a work setting".

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

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Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Google as an intern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

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

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

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.

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Precious experience in Google

PQO Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsPerfect team working environment, everyone is easy going and eager for a help. You know they are professional but they will never regard them like that. Ideas are highly respected, which is a must for such high-tech companies, since the innovations are all come from some impossible even crazy ideas.

ConsThis is the hardest question, I also told my manager like this way in my last day in Google

Advice to Senior ManagementIf a team has a healthy base principles, then any operations inside such rules can be accepted. This is the key to some break through nowadays.

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

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Intern (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

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

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

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A great internship experience.

Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

Pros- Smart employees
- Great learning experience
- Cool perks (free tasty food, gym, bikes, etc.)
- Interesting problems to solve

ConsThere were not many cons to my internship experience at Google. However, I could see how Google is not the best place to be for certain types. For example, even though Google tries to keep up the fast-paced, creative environment, it has become somewhat bureaucratic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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