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Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Awesome experience!

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

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company in every way.

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

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Love the autonomy and the benefits

    Cons

    Super hard, but there is lots of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Love you guys to death man


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  5. Good place for intern

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open culture, helpful mentor, free food

    Cons

    I cannot think any of cons


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic Internship

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

    Exciting projects, great people, great food, fun intern social events.

    Cons

    Living in the Google bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Work on making the hiring and intern host-matching processes more transparent.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Intern (2012 and 2013)

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. The food is great. You get to work on projects of immense scale. The pay is great. There is a lot of glamour that comes with the job. People are impressed when they hear that you work for Google.

    Cons

    Google is in a state of denial regarding its bureaucracy. It is a huge company and it should accept that fact to fix inefficiencies. A couple of VPs are obviously more interested in politics than in the greater good. The playful, smart company with "don't be evil" as a motto is a vision that has cleary disappeared. Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Google Summer of Code Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Google Summer of Code Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Google is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons, all you have is loads of advantages


  9. Intern

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

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, given lots of responsibility for only being an intern, awesome work environment and the office was fun to be in.

    Cons

    Had to move across the country, which really wasn't that big of a deal because Google paid for it, but wasn't an ideal move at the time either.

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting smart people do what they are doing. Clearly the company is doing something right.


  10. Great food, OK projects

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

    there was good food, the cafeterias were amazing. my fellow engineers were awesome, everyone is very smart.

    Cons

    boring legacy c++ applications. felt like i was a "data plumber"

    Advice to Management

    Self driving cars!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Efficient.

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

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

    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 Management

    n/a



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