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Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Stupid internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - SMB Services Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Intern - SMB Services Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Google opens jobs for better jobs in the IT industry. Linkedin, Facebook, Baidu, they all pay more.

    Cons

    I was interviewed to work with SMB Services which means you will talk 4 hours daily with angry customers on the phone. It´s a call center. That´s not why I graduated from Brazil´s best university for. Stupid job and extremely stressfull. Bad management, mine was only worried about her organic dietary restrictions and keeping her hair blond instead of providing support for her employees.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot rely on the name Google forever and keep doing bsusiness led by stupid recently graduated from University employees.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Google

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Free food

    -Very young management and college-like atmosphere

    -Google's market dominance and absence of significant competitors

    -Potential for high salaries at the higher management levels

    -Very smart people

    Cons

    -Low compensation for the lower positions

    -Limited promotion opportunities

    -Most people here are over qualified for the type of work they do, resulting in lack of challenge.

    -Becoming increasingly bureaucratic as it grows, which means more budget approvals and red tape.

    -Hard to diffirentiate yourself amongst all the smart people, making it harder to advance.

    -The lower pay in Google is supposed to be balanced out by all the 'perks' provided to you in the office, however unless you think that someone else knows better your consumption habits, you would probably want to have the cash instead!

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas and encourage cross-team collaboration.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. A great place to intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    For a prospective software engineer who is in college, I do not think there is a much better place to work. Unparalleled internal learning resources, very smart team members, very good pay, great perks.

    Cons

    Huge organization and you are rolling the dice as to whether you'll get an interesting project and a fun team.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for upper management.

  6. CRM Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - CRM Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Intern - CRM Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    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

    Work Environment is good as well as the facility and flexibility

    Cons

    Salary does not commensurate with qualification compared to consulting firms

  7. Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Business Associate Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, compensation and company. In addition very good conditions

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Should consider the progression of interns

  8. Great time over the summer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - 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 and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty about being able to return.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Engineering Intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I 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

    Cons

    A 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

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Moscow (Russia)

    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

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

    Cons

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Work environment, but they projects are not interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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