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Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

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97% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsI got to do what I love most and that is doing things that matter. Like other interns I was treated like a normal employee instead of some one to get coffee
Great pay for interns
Fantastic benefits

ConsA lot of hard work and can be very stressful at times. Work can go past 40 hours a week which can take an effect on your work life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great time over the summer.

Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat pay and work-life balance.

ConsToo much uncertainty about being able to return.

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

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Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsWork is very challenging, culture is fantastic. There is always something going on and it's easy to get yourself involved in anything, even if it's outside your area of expertise.

ConsBe prepared to spend huge amounts of time teaching yourself most of what you need to know.
If you can get to know people early, this isn't so bad.

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

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Great

Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat experience, great people and company

ConsNo, may be an interview process could be better organized

Advice to Senior ManagementNo

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

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

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

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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Good work!

Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

ProsSmart and driven people, managers open and willing to speak with you.

ConsParty culture, some people seem to be there for the perks.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place for software engineers, but not researchers

Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Google

ProsTotal compensation is very good. Benefits are good, too. Free food, drinks, and stuff. Very flexible work environment. Flat hierarchy of management. Huge codebases to start with. Good for software engineers to develop skills. Good to put on resume.

ConsWork pressure is big. The company likes code better than research ideas. Research progress is slow due to the constraints on the tools.

Advice to Senior ManagementGoogle research can be more dedicated on advancing the state-of-the-art to compete with other industrial research labs such as Microsoft Research and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love it

Business Associate Intern (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsCulture, compensation and company. In addition very good conditions

ConsWorking hours and the fact that senior management does not regards interns as added-value tool

Advice to Senior ManagementShould consider the progression of interns

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Great internship

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsEnormous perks, comparing to other companies in RU
Great team
Interesting challenges

ConsBureaucracy
Unclear career path
Frightening work/life balance. Colleagues do 80 hours a week, so exhausting speed of work.

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

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Good Work environment, but they projects are not interesting

Intern (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Google part-time for less than a year

ProsGood Food, perks, everything is perfect, except the work

ConsIf you don't have a phd, you would be writing naive code (its true)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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