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"A stimulating summer experience"

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

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

Pros

Everyone's very bright and hardworking, but everyone knows this already. More important, the Google culture is one of openness. Many docs are publicly visible, so you can learn about other projects in the company, and people enjoy talking about what they're working on.

Cons

This varies significantly by location, but some workspaces are very tightly crammed, with people sitting side-by-side in long tables. This is a distracting and unpleasant work environment. It's like being in an industrial chicken coop. Engineers need quiet!

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    "BOLD Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - BOLD 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

    Great benefits, incredible culture, hard-working peers, and great opportunities to grow professionally. The environment promotes teamwork and support rather than competition and sabotage which is great.

    Cons

    Google is not immune to office politics. Many people are invested in their own responsibilities and projects that it becomes difficult to ensure that you are receiving the necessary and training for your own job. Also, mobility is more common horizontally rather than vertically.


  2. "Awesome place to launch a career!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Good people, nice working environment

    Cons

    Your work greatly depends on the direct manager

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