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Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, smart peoples, lots of fun

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good payment for intern - Smart colleagues - Focused engineering - Clear vision - Free food (and good!) - Free shuttle bus

    Cons

    - Constant streams of work (or if you enjoy it!)


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company in every way.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is exceptional because it realizes the true value of human capital. Employees are treated well, encouraged to grow in their profession and experience work on projects outside of their normal expertise. Working at Google is also an exceptional resume item, and regarded very highly by other employees (if you ever decide to leave)

    Cons

    I cannot think of any whatsoever. This company is superlative in every way. If I absolutely had to come up with a con, I would say that the worst part of working at Google is the innate guilt I experience when others talk about their jobs and then ask about mine. It is hard to have to explain to others how amazing a workplace Google provides, and to witness the incredulous looks others give. (To explain why I am no longer working at Google - I simply left for another opportunity in a different area that Google does have, but I would love to one day return.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain the learning, growing, employee-first culture that makes Google such an amazing professional environment.


  3. Good Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really care about the welfare of the employees

    Cons

    It can become an isolated bubble sometimes


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  5. Awesome experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work! It has great benefits even for interns, and it's easy to make big impacts.

    Cons

    There aren't that many downsides. Google is just kind of big, but they are really good for a big company.


  6. Amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the autonomy and the benefits

    Cons

    Super hard, but there is lots of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Love you guys to death man


  7. Good place for intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture, helpful mentor, free food

    Cons

    I cannot think any of cons


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  9. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.



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