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"Summer Intern"

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Current Intern - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Intern - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "One of the best places to work"

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

    I worked at Google full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Google is a wonderful place to intern.

    Cons

    No Cons- I was finished with my internship and went back to school


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Satisfying work. Long hours."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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!

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