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Great summer internship

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

ProsThe perks are just great, no downside, especially as an intern where I didn't really have a lot when I came. You can get or do almost anything on campus (laundry, food, car repairs, etc.). Get to work on cool/challenging projects with other smart people. I was able to make an impact almost immediately on this that were very far reaching throughout all of Google. I was also able to suggest additional improvements and implement them. This to me was amazing giving an intern the ability to suggest features and then go ahead and make them a reality. I would definitely suggest Google as a great place to intern.

ConsCertain groups are isolated from others building to building so there isn't a lot of collaboration between teams. This sucks because I'd like to know what other projects others are working so I can know see what's going on (a lot looks like it is behind closed doors). Work-life balance doesn't really exist, as working 10+hours a day seemed to be expected with people working 8-9 hours at work and then 2+ hours at home at night. The conversion process from intern to full-time doesn't seem to be very fair and open to what's actually going on. There were very few actual intern events, I had to organize a lot myself to actually meet other interns and not just code all summer.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't stress working so much and be more open in general.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place in the world

    Software Engineering (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google


    Pros: Simple a great place to work. There are plenty of videos and articles… Cons: None, at all. Seriously. If anything they provide such a… Advice to Senior Management: You guys provide a great learning environment that fuels creativity.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    More and more disappointing

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google


    Pros: -Benefits (medical, subsidized massage, food) -People (bright, high achievers) -Cool products that employees use and love -Frequent performance feedback (ratings given every… Cons: Some functions are really un-Googley! No work-life balance. No respect for people unlike themselves (e.g. you're not an ex-consultant? you're an idiot.) Teams under the… Advice to Senior Management: Encourage collaboration within and across teams Be comfortable with CHANGE and… More
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