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Updated Jul 17, 2014
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4.5 129 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(83 ratings)

99% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development(in 103 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro(in 218 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging(in 98 reviews)

  • Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it(in 70 reviews)

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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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    Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsFood, Life, everything was amazing as far as that goes. You get to work with geniuses.

    Conslow movement possible, most of my friends who are still there are are still in low level positions after many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people make startups within google.

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    A great internship experience.

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    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

     

    Awesome internship

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsYou'll work with very talented and motivated people, lots of perks, state-of-the-art infrastructure. Having the opportunity to take a look at all the wonderful stuff they've developed and taking part in the creation of new tools and products is an amazing experience, especially if you're still in college.

    ConsI couldn't say. The internship can be quite demanding, but it really depends on your projects, your skills and how many weeks you're staying. I wouldn't say it's a bad thing either, but I'd be prepared to be quite busy for the duration of the internship.

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    Great company, moving in important directions.

    Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsGreat atmosphere, Great people, Good salary

    ConsThere could have been more plants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent about the hiring process.

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

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    Fun, challenging projects and great work environment.

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Great company culture. Valued even as an intern.
    - Fun challenging projects and you learn a ton. You will always be learning something in this company.
    - Very smart and friendly environment.
    - As an intern, career opportunities in the sense of converting to full time is a much smoother process than applying for full time without coming from an internship. Still the process is selective but considerably nicer.

    Cons- Experience is dependent on teams. I unfortunately had a team with less energy and drive.
    - Depending on the breadth of the project and whether you need to work with remote teams, it can really feel like a clanky large company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to maintain the company culture and make management decisions as transparent as possible.

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

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    great opportunity to learn and gain experience for a young well educated man

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat salary, flexible working hours, additional benefits a side, great community, great team, opportunity to learn new technologies, great city, good restaurants, excellent food

    Conslong way from home, a lot of working hours in practice

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

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    Flexible projects, humble and energetic environment

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsCutting edge in tech, supportive culture, good compensation

    ConsI don't have anything negative to say

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the open culture, and penchant for risk taking with new ventures!

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

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    Unbelievable Internship Experience

    BOLD Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsIncredibly internal transparency, great compensation, and some of the smartest and most engaging people in the world. Was encouraged to pursue my passion with an extra '20%' project, and was given work that really matters.

    ConsVery flat corporate structure. This means a lot of movement laterally, but can sense some frustration with employees for moving up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to explore + innovate, and keep culture of intellectual enthusiasm.

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

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