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Great place for an internship

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  • Culture & Values
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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

Really, really smart people. Great pay. Great perks. Great culture. You can really tell that almost everyone there thinks they are doing what is best for the world. They aren't just there to make a quick buck.

Cons

It seems like there are a lot of people who are over-qualified for what they're doing. This isn't really an issue for an intern but it could be down the road. As an intern, it can be stressful trying to get your project done in such a short amount of time. No one puts pressure on you but if you want to get a full time offer, you probably want to try to impress them. Also, since they're obsessed with (un-biased) data, they insist on having interns do more interviews at the end of their internship if they want to convert to full time. If you happen to have a bad day or get an interviewer you really don't click with, you're basically screwed, no matter how good your reviews from your manager and co-workers are. After this, they are VERY strict about you not re-applying for a least a year, by which point anyone would have already found another job.

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  1. very satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    very friendly and mentored a lot

    Cons

    lot of people hard to spend time on one project


  2. Good place to work with smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great perk on food and in-office massage learn something new everyday, Your idea can change the outcome for millions to use the product

    Cons

    Growth bottleneck exists, the whole FLAT organization was not really true sometimes rapid change can be a bit overkill, it is a bit extreme in my taste

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more customer and user friendly in product design imo, I feel google keep getting arrogant on decision making lately...


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