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Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to work at Google would make people envy of you. And you get a lot of benefits there: free snacks, great view of Taipei city, flexible work hours. The tools and documents are well-established and you can get to real work smoothly. The pay is also pretty high. The people there are nice and very skillful, and most importantly, they enjoy their work.

    Cons

    Because there are relatively few interns, and each of them is assigned to a different team, it's harder to know others. This could reduce your sense of security. No special activities for interns. And as they expect you to be a very good developer, the guidance they give you was relatively few.

  2. Dynamic and difficult

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

  3. good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

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

    Pros

    innovative technology and great people

    Cons

    a little bit bureaucratic because the company is too large

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  5. Great for people interested in technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Intern in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Contractor - Intern in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    great food, people are friendly, you can work from home, you get to handle latest in technology.

    Cons

    there's no privacy, constant noise and interruption,

    Advice to Management

    Office culture is great; food/perks are good too.

  6. Love it

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    • 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

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

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

  8. Helpful (2)

    Excellent and fun intern program!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. Helpful (2)

    Googly experience is very helpful in my overall development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Now too big ... but still great company

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

  11. 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.

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