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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  1.  

    Flexible projects, humble and energetic environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge in tech, supportive culture, good compensation

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open culture, and penchant for risk taking with new ventures!

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

    Unbelievable Internship Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Incredibly internal transparency, great compensation, and some of the smartest and most engaging people in the world. Was encouraged to pursue my passion with an extra '20%' project, and was given work that really matters.

    Cons

    Very flat corporate structure. This means a lot of movement laterally, but can sense some frustration with employees for moving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to explore + innovate, and keep culture of intellectual enthusiasm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome BOLD Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great perks (food, gyms, fun, free SWAG), overal good experience for a college kid looking to learn a bunch while having a great summer

    Cons

    From the summer, it seemed that business opportunities were a bit limited. Also, recruiting timelines took forever -- they were very slow about getting back to candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Everything included. Amazing culture and people.

    Cons

    Getting slower as it's a big company - but probably still the best of its size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Google Works

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Cebu City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Intern in Cebu City (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Reputable and Fast Growing Company

    Cons

    Hard to Enter or be Employed

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

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google as an intern for 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
  8.  

    A great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - BOLD Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Great Culture
    - Good Pay
    - Amazing People
    - Many Learning Experiences
    - Real Responsibility
    - Free Food

    Cons

    - A lot to learn in 12 weeks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Review of Sales Intern of Google

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, people and culture

    Cons

    Not any cons that I could think of.

  10.  

    Best internship I can think of

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    - Free good food and great compensation.
    - Being able to just leave work, play an hour of volleyball (Halo, Table tennis, whatever floats your boat) and continue working.
    - Respect from employers even though they can be twenty years older than you.
    - Company decisions are transparent even to the interns.
    - Everyone being smart and still respecting an opinion you give.

    Cons

    The work you are doing might not be really interesting, but if you can afford to have a long host matching process, you can find the project most fitting to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

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

    Best internship!

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    Current Employee - Platforms Project Manager Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Platforms Project Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Google treats interns even better than full time employees. All of the employees all the way up to VP personally spend time with you and take your opinion.

    Cons

    The hiring process at Google is really slow and not very transparant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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