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Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance can be what you want it to be on most teams (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is extremely hard (in 122 reviews)

  • Big company so it takes time to know who's doing what (in 93 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great compensation
    - Free food and many other perks
    - Challenging problems and great scope of professional growth

    Cons

    - Can be a bit stressful due to peer pressure
    - Needed to learn many new tools, which are not used outside Google


  2. Google Engineering Practicum Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best internship of my life. They treat their interns so well, and really make you feel welcome. The culture is hard to beat.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but the end of summer interviews are challenging, it is important to prepare well in advance.


  3. Product Management intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Product Management Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Product Management Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, great people, solving an interesting problem in the e-commerce space

    Cons

    None that I could think of!

    Advice to Management

    Going great!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of amazing perks!

    Cons

    None- a truly amazing company!


  6. Internship review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everybody is motivated and they help you whenever you need help. Internal tools are great

    Cons

    Projects for interns are sometimes not well defined or well prepared for in advance. This has led to some confusion in the middle.

    Advice to Management

    They should focus on remaining always on top and exploring new areas so as to be part of the next big thing.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Awesome Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Food.
    Awesome People.
    Great Environment.
    Challenging Projects.
    Ability to impact Billions !

    Cons

    Challenges might be too much for some !


  8. Good company, lots of perks, but hard to work on the really interesting problem

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has good perks for the employees,
    you get to work with smart people at work,
    It also has some how good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It's hard to work on the core problem with the size of the company. You don't have that much flexibility on choosing what kinda of problem you want to work on.

    Advice to Management

    I didn't get to be involved too much to really make a comments on this part, since I was only there for 3 month as an summer intern


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company but starting to not be the best place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Plenty of career opportunities.
    - Incredibly smart colleagues.
    - Plenty of amazing perks.
    - Free food.

    Cons

    - Turning into a large corporation with innovation starting to slow down.
    - Job satisfaction depends on team you join. No longer enrich cross team collaboration.


  10. Summer Internship review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Perks are amazing. People are so smart and highly motivated. They deserve to be on top

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to understand what managers want. Or it might be hard to get meetings with them as they are so busy.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Perks, Salary, Work Environment, Food, Relocation

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy. Extremely big company; whatever you do is hard to get recognized.



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