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Updated June 24, 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. Google Engineering Practicum Intern

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    • 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.


  2. Product Management intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  3. Helpful (3)

    Awesome Job

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    • 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 !


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  5. Awesome technology, awesome people!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Kraków (Poland)

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

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

    Pros

    The technology and the software development is years ahead of anything I've seen in other places, the benefits and the facilities are the office are as everyone has heard, yay! for free food everywhere.

    Cons

    So far, none! Well, maybe it's so good that you feel like working more than what you should to maintain a healthy work-life balance.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Best place for work-life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern

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

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is people that quite similar to yourself. If you have any ideas, your team will support you instantaneously.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is a huge flow of information and you should have ability to absorb this information as fast as you can in a quality dimension.


  7. Good environment.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Hardware Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Hardware Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly. Good environment. Open mind.

    Cons

    Very Busy, organize, life balance


  8. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Not transparent with internship conversion process.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Awesome!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Good engineering practices. Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor. Lots of opportunities for travel. Interesting projects. Compensation and benefits very generous. Lots of cool perks, fun offsites etc.

    Cons

    Capricious high-level management direction, some projects don't make sense. Working across many time zones in distributed offices is challenging at times.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Surrounded by the best and brightest. Always pushed and challenged. Always learning.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - People Operations Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - People Operations Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is great. Intern projects are well-scoped, impactful, and challenging. Flexibility is fantastic and there's a huge focus on enjoying your time/getting to know the Google culture

    Cons

    Hard to call this a "con" since it was a huge learning opportunity, but google is very ambiguous. There is little direction (tons of support when you ask though) and it's difficult at time to know what your next steps are.


  11. BA

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, location, people, perks, and culture

    Cons

    Not any cons, great place to work at

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going and continue hiring high caliber people



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