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"Amazing internship opportunity"

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You're going to learn a lot about developing high-quality code at Google, guaranteed. Lots of experts around to help you, really great coworkers, world-famous benefits, and the expectation that you'll produce real code during your internship. I highly identify with their values and core mission, and most people there feel the same way. They also paid me a lot for an inexperienced intern.

Cons

It can feel slightly bureaucratic due to its size, but really not to a huge extent. I had maybe one 15-minute meeting per week, a couple HR things to deal with here and there, and that's it.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

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    "Very good culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open atmosphere, flexible working hours, lots of interesting projects

    Cons

    Almost everyone is smart and hardworking, which creates some pressure. This is healthy for the company and the career, though.


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    "Super smart folks, but definitely feels like a big company"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the smartest and best programmers in the world. Have your choice of lots of interesting teams to work on. Free food. Good pay, benefits, etc.

    Cons

    It definitely feels like a big company, which means it's super-easy to coast and not do a whole lot, and it's super easy to feel like you're working on a tiny part of a gigantic company. Lots of free food doesn't make up for that.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your engineers feel like the problem they're working on is important. If it's not important, then shut it down and focus them on something else.


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