Google intern Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 reviews)

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    Software Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good food
    Good working hours
    Great culture
    cool environment
    Great work colleagues
    Great perks

    Cons

    It was sometimes hard to meet individuals from my background who could relate to my struggles during orientation.At some instances I was so frustrated with the company infrastructure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Moscow (Russia)

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing, and intense

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Intern in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People, culture, rythm, food, facilities

    Cons

    Access to information, recruitment process..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work environment, but they projects are not interesting

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    people, training, culture all paralleled

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    Current Employee - Analyst Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    culture, the quality of work that you undertake as an intern

    Cons

    few opportunity for full time conversion after the internship

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If Patience Then It'ill be Excellent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Opportunities Ahead , Good Wages.

    Cons

    Delaying The Payday No Other Helping hands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain Lower Management Well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    amazing co workers. great benefits with everything

    Cons

    long hours. can be draining at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    amazing co workers. great benefits with everything

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    creative environment, good people, challenge

    Cons

    location placement was not to my preference

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Awesome perks, really smart people, working with huge data, great hacker culture, good free food, get to work with a lot of cool technologies

    Cons

    The company is not very agile and it takes a lot to get features rolled out as soon as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get it so that people work in terms of subcompanies and make the organization a little bit more flat

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Prestigious place to work in as an intern. Great opportunity to join a real project and actually launch your own code to millions of people around the world. Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of food.

    Cons

    The intern-ship programme could be a bit more organised. Also it takes ages for Google HR to react to anything esp. the recruiting process takes too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more organised and focused. Know what you want to achieve because you have a lot of really gifted people getting upset because you suddenly change your decision about their project.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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