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Updated Jun 26, 2014
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Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

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98% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFree breakfast, lunch dinner, massages, weekly entertainment, free drinks and snacks. Game room. Scooters.

    ConsI didn't get the chance to select my own projects. It is mostly handed down to you. If you are new you get the not so good projects.

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

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    I had the best summer of my life working at Google.

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsGoogle takes great care of you! You are treated with respect, and are given real responsibilities. There is an enormous amount of freedom (creative and otherwise). The work environment is simply great - the community is very friendly and easy-going, great to work with, always open to discuss ideas. Google tries really hard to make the workplace as fun and interesting as possible. And of course, having Google on your resume is great!

    ConsThere is a lot of freedom to do things your way, but there is also a lot of responsibility that comes with it. You will not always be told what to do and how to do things. It is your responsibility to come out and talk to your team or manager about any questions that you may have, or any problems that you might run into. If you run into trouble with your assignment, you have to stand up and ask help - and more often than not, there will be someone on your team who can help you, or at least point you in the right direction.

    I've also felt on occasion that there is too much freedom, and it takes a lot of self discipline to stay focused and respect work ethics and be responsible. If you are the kind of person who tends to slack off if your boss isn't always on your tail, this company isn't for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was an awesome internship.

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsIt is the best place for software engineers. You can lean a lot from smart googlers. Also, meals are free.

    ConsMTV is in California, which means higher tax rate, higher living cost, etc. However, you may make more money in google than other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn general, they are doing really good. I cannot think of anything bad about them. I like the way Larry Page is leading Google.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big company, but still innovative

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Pros- Great perks (free food, shuttle, massage, everything)
    - Super smart people
    - Very interesting projects with a lot of reach

    ConsIt's still a very big company. It's not microsoft yet, but it's getting there. It's a pretty long chain of command.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing experience with a company that cares and is relevant

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Pros-Google Full Timers are very helpful in terms of meeting with interns to give advice.
    -Information is freely shared and the company is very transparent.
    -Great recruiting staff that are an awesome support system for interns
    -Fun perks
    -Sweet pay
    -Opportunities to learn and network
    -Surrounded by intelligent and savvy people

    ConsHardly any, there are literally no reasons not to intern here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, keep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great internship experience and responsibility, but it definitely depends on which team you're on

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

    ProsVery open communication from senior management all the way down to interns
    Vested interest in employees and personal development (GoogleEDU)
    Smartest / most creative people I've met

    ConsSlow recruiting and conversion process
    Such a large company that it's difficult to be organized (in terms of knowing how to get a certain piece of information or resource)

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up the recruiting process because you lose valuable candidates when you wait too long to give decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    Proseverything looks fine to me

    Consalmost no cons to me

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start your career

    Business Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsAmazing benefits, amazing people that make you grow, and amazing work. You really feel like what you're doing has an impact on the world.

    ConsIt's easy to become a "number" at Google if you don't put yourself out there. You have to be assertive and willing to throw out new ideas. That said, depending on your job role, often that can be harder than it seems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really loved my experience with management. Great mentorship experience and I received a lot of specific feedback about my work and progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsIt is a great experience

    ConsThere is absolutely no cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Paradise for geeks like me

    SWE Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsTalent people, happy environment, good food

    ConsStart to act like a big company

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it this way. Grow team with adoption of company culture. Some buildings in main campus may need to improve working conditions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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