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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)

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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    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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    Loved it.

    Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat environment, really smart people, really interesting projects, good company goals/objectives.

    ConsOf course, since Google has grown so much, it's harder to get things done/it takes a really long to push code or get things out there.

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

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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

    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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