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Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Overall, an enjoyable place to spend the summer

    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    I loved the weekly all company meetings. Makes you feel very connected to some of what is going on around Google.

    Cons

    As an intern, the project I was assigned differed from what I thought I had agreed to before I was hired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Awesome place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The company culture is the most valuable of all.

    Cons

    All the cons from big companies.

  3. google

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    is awesome company to work for

    Cons

    none really they are google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing cool stuff

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  5. BOLD Intern

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    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Best experience of my life. I recommend it to everybody I meet. I had the time of my life over the summer I was here. My coworkers were great, my work was interesting, I joined some intramural teams, I ate lots of good food, and more than anything it opened SO MANY doors for me down the road by having Google on my resume.

    Cons

    I came into the BOLD program because I didn't find a placement within the more traditional Software Engineering Intern role (I had accommodations for my interview which pushed back the timeline of when they could be performed... so I passed the technical screen and got through to the the team placement phase but ended up running out of time before I got placed). Anywho, BOLD is not really set up for technical interns, so there were some issues getting access to the coding resources I needed when I arrived and it was a little haphazard on that front. But I think that's probably just unique to my situation given that I was an eng in the BOLD program. The rest of the BOLDers (business/law/finance people) didn't seem to have any troubles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on. You guys rock! I only wish that I been exposed to the idea of an internship at Google earlier (I did it my senior year). To that end, I would love to see a larger push on campuses to apply, as I didn't hear about anyone from my school (NYU) talking about/applying to the program. In fact, I think there were only 2 of us who did so. I don't know how she knew to do it, but I heard through my disability network (Lime Connect) which isn't of much use to the rest of the normally functioning students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great environment, food and people to work with. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The location of the office is not quite good. There isn't much to do during weekends.

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    Paradise with a few setbacks

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

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

    Pros

    There are so many people who are recognized world-wide and have their own wikipedia page that you can meet while working at this company. There is also a death benefit, which is when a Google employee passes away, their stock vests immediately, and their surviving spouse receives 50% of their salary for the next 10 years. They really do want to take care of you.

    Cons

    This is just the inevitable problem associated with companies that amass a large size and establishment in the market, but it's hard for employees themselves to innovate. Also, there are just too many over-qualified employees at Google who are relegated to simpler roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regress to the original organization of a startup: zero committees. Everyone must have a voice in innovating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Very contributing and thoughtful of workers.

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Google part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace, the higher-ups really appreciate the workers. Really a cooperative environment.

    Cons

    Facilities are not the best, there could be improvements in the way things are ran.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more organized; improve the workplace overall. Maybe be a little easier on the workers/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Lots of opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, hard problems, very competitive salary and the best benefits around.

    Cons

    Can be hard to advance with so many great people around you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Good food

    Cons

    A lot of political leadership and unnecessary rumors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great perks, fun environment, smart people, hard to advance if you can't relocate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great. Lots of amenities and a fun workplace

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, lots of red tape. Projects are routinely started and then canceled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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