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Updated Jun 18, 2014
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4.5 129 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(83 ratings)

98% 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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    Good Work environment, but they projects are not interesting

    Intern (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood Food, perks, everything is perfect, except the work

    ConsIf you don't have a phd, you would be writing naive code (its true)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    people, training, culture all paralleled

    Analyst Intern (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosculture, the quality of work that you undertake as an intern

    Consfew opportunity for full time conversion after the internship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If Patience Then It'ill be Excellent.

    Intern (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGood Opportunities Ahead , Good Wages.

    ConsDelaying The Payday No Other Helping hands

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain Lower Management Well.

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

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    great

    Intern (Current Employee)

    Prosamazing co workers. great benefits with everything

    Conslong hours. can be draining at times

    Advice to Senior Managementamazing co workers. great benefits with everything

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Intern (Former Employee)

    Proscreative environment, good people, challenge

    Conslocation placement was not to my preference

    Advice to Senior Managementgood job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer Intern

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsAwesome perks, really smart people, working with huge data, great hacker culture, good free food, get to work with a lot of cool technologies

    ConsThe company is not very agile and it takes a lot to get features rolled out as soon as possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get it so that people work in terms of subcompanies and make the organization a little bit more flat

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsPrestigious place to work in as an intern. Great opportunity to join a real project and actually launch your own code to millions of people around the world. Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of food.

    ConsThe intern-ship programme could be a bit more organised. Also it takes ages for Google HR to react to anything esp. the recruiting process takes too long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a bit more organised and focused. Know what you want to achieve because you have a lot of really gifted people getting upset because you suddenly change your decision about their project.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, sometimes too intense

    Intern (Former Employee)

    Prosvery dynamic company that allows you to learn a lot
    lots of access to information about the company makes you feel empowered
    smart people
    good food

    Conscompetitive and stressful at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementGoogle is building too heavily for power users. Engineers are biased to think that everyone will expect to use products the way they would.
    quickly reward employees who go out of their way to do a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great internship, but some flaws

    Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsI believe that Google offers one of the best internships available to students. They not only issue students a great deal of responsibility, they also cater a great deal socially, organising many events (from mini-festivals, to international internship expos, to sea safari's in Dublin).

    During the internship, I had many 1:1 meetings with my manager who offered good advice and feedback about the project I was given.

    Great brand name on the CV.

    ConsFor my first week, I was given the task of working in the "AdWords Approval Bin" - a place where all automatically disapproved ads are kept and individually screened by Google employees. Many interns were given this for a week or two. Some people apparently spent half their internship doing it. Its not challenging nor stimulating - its very repetitive.

    Although they do give interns big projects, from my experience very few of the projects (especially if they are focused on AdWords) will be implemented. This is due to the fact that most changes to AdWords are typically incremental and only seem to tweak what has already proved itself to be a very succesful product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFrom what I heard from other interns, most had secured their position through a referral. This makes it very difficult for anyone without a referral to get into Google, and is unfair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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