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  1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. 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.


  8. 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!


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Awesome but huge company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI

    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

    Obvious pros, free food, massages, large network, TGIF

    Cons

    Large company so easy to get lost, or, as an entry level employee, work on something that someone else is already working on.



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