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"Fun, challenging projects and great work environment."

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Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great company culture. Valued even as an intern.
- Fun challenging projects and you learn a ton. You will always be learning something in this company.
- Very smart and friendly environment.
- As an intern, career opportunities in the sense of converting to full time is a much smoother process than applying for full time without coming from an internship. Still the process is selective but considerably nicer.

Cons

- Experience is dependent on teams. I unfortunately had a team with less energy and drive.
- Depending on the breadth of the project and whether you need to work with remote teams, it can really feel like a clanky large company.

Advice to Management

Continue to maintain the company culture and make management decisions as transparent as possible.

Other Employee Reviews for Google

  1. "Great place to learn. Too bureaucratic for rapid career progression."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Operations Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Operations Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, surrounded by smart, interesting people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is stuffy. Plenty of behind-the-back badmouthing.


  2. "Awesome place to work, but coworkers are pretty average."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and public exposure with my project, and awesome opportunities to learn from Google's code base.

    Cons

    Most of the engineers I worked with weren't unusually talented, and the perks (particularly trips) were often distracting.

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