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Summer Intern

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

I have been working at Google as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Prestige
Very smart co-workers
Free food
No formal clothes requirement
Good pay
Laid-back culture
8-hour work days
Ping pong
Talks (famous authors, engineers, etc.)
Massages
Concerts and celebrities (Gaga, Bieber, Matisyahu, Dispatch, Regina Spektor, etc.)
Events (Team offsites, Six Flags trip, Bronx Zoo trip, etc.)
Impact - ability to really change and improve the world
Time for personal "20%" projects
Everyone loves and uses Google
Liberal
Positive, good-willed philosophy
Open, non-secretive environment

Cons

If you are not an engineer, product manager, or manager, Google may not be the most prestigious or well-paying company to work for.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work, learn and have fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very attractive company culture; great work-life balance; genius co-workers; some interesting intern events; very nice recruiting team; good pay; free food and many more things

    Cons

    Basically no. Maybe the gifts are not very exciting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying work. Long hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The perks are clearly a huge win, but the best part of working at google is the autonomy you are given to to real, impactful work that is seen by millions of people.

    Cons

    The relentless pace often means that you have to get things out of the door before they are completely ready, and can do a number on your work/life balance (especially if you work in Android).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency down to lower levels around launches would be helpful. Also, forcing Android to act a little more like the rest of Google (in terms of personal health and well-being being a priority) would be great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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