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Updated Jun 26, 2014
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4.5 127 reviews

                             

98% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

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97% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    Amazing

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsLove the autonomy and the benefits

    ConsSuper hard, but there is lots of room for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementLove you guys to death man

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

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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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    Great company to intern at!

    BOLD Intern (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Fun corporate culture
    - Competitive pay
    - Amazing people
    - Challenging work
    - Good work-life balance
    - Plenty of opportunity to travel
    - Free food!

    Cons- Very demanding
    - High expectations
    - Stressful

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    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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    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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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    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)

    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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