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Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Best internship in America, hands down.

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

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people in the world.

    Cons

    You can easily get lost in the clouds since work and play are blended well together.


  2. BOLD intern

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

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    perks were great, people were awesome

    Cons

    they have brilliant people doing the stupidest jobs


  3. Helpful (2)

    Engineering Intern

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


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  5. Great time over the summer.

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Now too big ... but still great company

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

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Collaborating with smart people - Working on world's most popular products and seeing its impacts - Awesome perks (food, gyms, events, etc.)

    Cons

    - Peer pressure makes you work really hard - Campus is very crowded (the worst is Charlie at lunch time) - It is hard to join teams that you want to.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is doing very well


  7. Helpful (2)

    Googly experience is very helpful in my overall development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern (Graduate Student) in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern (Graduate Student) in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    superb environment and facilities; great support to employees, such as workstation setup, ergonomic support, and experiment facilities training and support; various opportunities for life-long learning; good practices learned through the internship has a long-lasting effect on my further development;

    Cons

    All interns are talented but some might be too young to keep to socially acceptable conduct on and off the Google campus. This year, some of my fellow interns have made a mess in the company-provided accommodation (which is btw an awesome flat with other friendly residents), and our neighbors are quite upset about the misbehaviors by my fellow interns. I hope that Google can put more weight on overall personally in their candidate selection process.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that Google can put more weight on overall personally in their candidate selection process.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Excellent and fun intern program!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Kirkland, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work on interesting and challenging intern projects, meet with lots of smart guys

    Cons

    May not have the chance to have a impact on the product release, depends on the projects and teams


  9. I was a software engineering intern that had a great time but didn't necessarily learn that much

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

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Culture, work environment, pay, benefits -- everything was generally pretty great. As far as work places go, there's not much to complain about.

    Cons

    Intern projects aren't always completely fleshed out, so in the case of what I worked on, it was very scattered and not terribly cohesive. The stuff I worked on, as well as what my team did in general, might've ended up just getting scrapped.


  10. Dynamic and difficult

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Google part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    the offices inspire creativity. most importantly the executives are easily available and this allows for great insight on current projects.

    Cons

    one of the big issues was the lack of flexibility. it is very difficult if almost impossible to get a few days off to travel ext..


  11. Great company to work for, some flaws

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Interesting problems to solve. Nice amenities and work environment.

    Cons

    Depending on the project you work on, your work, while challenging, can feel very meaningless in the grand scheme of things. The company is a bit scatter brained, which can lead to great things, but also neglected projects.



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