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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)

97% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development(in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro(in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging(in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape(in 71 reviews)

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    An amazing opportunity for anyone looking for internship

    Business Associate Intern (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros- Freedom
    - Working with brilliant people
    - Flat organization
    - Loads of responsibility
    - Truly a part of the team, equal with your coworkers
    - You can have a real, lasting impact if you want and work hard for it

    ConsInternal structure messy - several team in different countries may work on very similar projects without knowing of the other teams. However, this is a natural consequence of such a creative environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great internship at Google

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Seoul (South Korea)

    ProsGreat benefits and work culture.

    ConsIncreasing hierarchy and structure limit freedom.

    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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    Awesome BOLD Summer Internship

    BOLD Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsSmart people, great perks (food, gyms, fun, free SWAG), overal good experience for a college kid looking to learn a bunch while having a great summer

    ConsFrom the summer, it seemed that business opportunities were a bit limited. Also, recruiting timelines took forever -- they were very slow about getting back to candidates.

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

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    One of the best companies to work for

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsEverything included. Amazing culture and people.

    ConsGetting slower as it's a big company - but probably still the best of its size.

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

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    Google Works

    Intern (Current Employee) Cebu City (Philippines)

    ProsReputable and Fast Growing Company

    ConsHard to Enter or be Employed

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

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