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Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    BOLD Intern

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, incredible culture, hard-working peers, and great opportunities to grow professionally. The environment promotes teamwork and support rather than competition and sabotage which is great.

    Cons

    Google is not immune to office politics. Many people are invested in their own responsibilities and projects that it becomes difficult to ensure that you are receiving the necessary and training for your own job. Also, mobility is more common horizontally rather than vertically.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good Balance

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

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

    Pros

    They really care about the welfare of the employees

    Cons

    It can become an isolated bubble sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Awesome experience!

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work! It has great benefits even for interns, and it's easy to make big impacts.

    Cons

    There aren't that many downsides. Google is just kind of big, but they are really good for a big company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company in every way.

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is exceptional because it realizes the true value of human capital. Employees are treated well, encouraged to grow in their profession and experience work on projects outside of their normal expertise.

    Working at Google is also an exceptional resume item, and regarded very highly by other employees (if you ever decide to leave)

    Cons

    I cannot think of any whatsoever. This company is superlative in every way. If I absolutely had to come up with a con, I would say that the worst part of working at Google is the innate guilt I experience when others talk about their jobs and then ask about mine. It is hard to have to explain to others how amazing a workplace Google provides, and to witness the incredulous looks others give.

    (To explain why I am no longer working at Google - I simply left for another opportunity in a different area that Google does have, but I would love to one day return.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain the learning, growing, employee-first culture that makes Google such an amazing professional environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good place for intern

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

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

    Pros

    Open culture, helpful mentor, free food

    Cons

    I cannot think any of cons

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Efficient.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Design Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Design Intern in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    As everyone knows, Google has great perks. No surprises. This internship looks good on my resume and hopefully will lead to more opportunities.

    Cons

    I work long hours as an intern, but I wouldn't necessarily consider this a con since I am learning and it is great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Awesome but huge company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Obvious pros, free food, massages, large network, TGIF

    Cons

    Large company so easy to get lost, or, as an entry level employee, work on something that someone else is already working on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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)

    Pros

    Great pay and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty about being able to return.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    this is probably the best place to work as a software engineer

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

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

    Pros

    perks, flexibility in hours, salary, holiday, work is fun

    Cons

    I don't have much to say here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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