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Updated Jul 27, 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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    they are a very good company to work for

    Intern (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGoogle is a very good working environment. The employees are all very nice and very helpful. You never feel out of place.

    ConsYou will be surrounded by extremely smart people. It can be intimidating at times. Long hours can occur when deadlines must be met.

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

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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

     

    Great

    Intern (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsGreat experience, great people and company

    ConsNo, may be an interview process could be better organized

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo

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    One of the best places to work

    Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsGoogle is a wonderful place to intern.

    ConsNo Cons- I was finished with my internship and went back to school

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

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    Great place to intern, not a lot of structure, though.

    MBA Intern Senior Account Planner (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsGreat program, environment, good perks

    ConsNot a lot of structure in terms of goals and evaluation

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

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    Open-air culture, but great if that suits you

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsLots of activities, and plenty of time for training courses. Personal calls, printing etc. allowed; even let me borrow an Ethernet cable when I arrived without one. "Tech Talks" that offer a chance to ask Larry and/or Sergey questions.

    ConsI was a Java programmer not seated near project teammates or other Java programmers, and was on a floor with no cubicle walls. Relied on headphones for noise control whenever I needed to think deeply (which, as an undergrad intern, was more often than for full-time engineers).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore emphasis on placing teammates together. More support needed in implementing OSS authentication clients -- would eliminate the need for an F/T engineer on many small internal apps. Employees with Asperger's/ADHD need walled cubicles to control distractions.

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

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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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    Good Post Grad Opportunity

    Intern In Sales (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    Pros-Great Benefits- food, gym, time off, good hours
    -Lots of opportunities for interns to sit in on meetings, get contact with higher-ups
    -Strong intern program in business and engineering
    -Can be proud to work at Google, your friends and family will recognize your achievement and looks great on a resume
    -Flexibility to work in different departments after a year or two with the company

    Cons-Actual day to day work not as exciting as it seems (lots of Excel, etc)
    -Lots of gossip inside and outside the company that account managers are just "glorified telemarketers"
    -Does not pay as well as finance internships though Google would like to compete with these sorts of internship programs at elite schools and campuses
    -Does not seem like a place you stick around too long; a young environment with lots of movement and attrition.
    -Recruiting process slow, flawed, and disorganized

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove recruiting and hiring process- it is the first part of the company to which potential employees are exposed!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Overall awesome, though I hate managers who brought in Microsoft style bureaucracy

    Intern (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsGreat pay, great projects, smart people to work with

    ConsNow Google is big or even huge, all kinds of people, hate the bureaucracy there, reminds me of IBM or Microsoft pyramid management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet junior people complain

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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