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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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    Smart people, good support, real problems, and strong manegement

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsGoogle runs smoothly. Engineers don't have to worry about management getting in the way. The company is moving in a good direction and is staying innovative. The people there really care about making a good product and doing good by their users.

    ConsIt was hard for me to attain a work/life balance. Google is very family friendly, so people do work reasonable hours, but a lot of people, including me, worked much longer hours.

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

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    MBA Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe food is good. The events can be fun. MBA Interns get a few special events to participate in.

    ConsGoogle Enterprise was not a good place to intern with. The company isn't exactly sure whether it wants to invest in enterprise because the sales capacity to close a deal is not ideal compared to advertising. The summer was pretty lonely because the Partner Programs team is all seated in London or Europe. My manager didn't seem to really know what he wanted out of the project I was working on.

    Advice to Senior Management- Better alignment between project and company goals
    - Don't put an intern on an island
    - Your pitch at MBA schools isn't the greatest - refine so it doesn't sound too arrogant

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work, learn and have fun

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsVery attractive company culture; great work-life balance; genius co-workers; some interesting intern events; very nice recruiting team; good pay; free food and many more things

    ConsBasically no. Maybe the gifts are not very exciting

    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 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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    Incredible people.

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsYou work with the smartest engineers in the world. You solve very difficult problems. You eat delicious food.

    ConsYou eat too much delicious food. On a more serious note, it may be a bit difficult to separate work from life because of how closely Google seems to integrate its people. You'll have to work very hard to have a life outside of your code.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe recruitment process sometimes seems a little messy.

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

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    An amazing company.

    Intern (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat flexibility and very friendly work environment.

    ConsA lot of inquisitive questions from outsiders about inside work.

    No, I would not 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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    Software Engineering internship at Google

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Pros+ Highest pay around.
    + Free meals & food, transportation, housing, gym access, car sharing.
    + Access to the brightest minds in the industry.
    + Chance to work on real, production code that will be used while you still work there.

    ConsHonestly, I have had nothing but a good experience working here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! Keep on integrating interns into the core of company life: encourage meetings and access to management.

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

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    Great place for intern

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
    Kirkland, WA

    ProsFree food.
    Free drink.
    Gym, Game, everything.
    Good work environment.
    Flexible work hours.
    Code review process.

    ConsNot too many things to complain.
    It is the best intern experience I have ever had.

    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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