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Google Intern Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 282 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 241 reviews)

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  1. "Great Learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The internship helped me learn how a well-established tech company operates in the real world.
    -Great perks and great campus.
    -Great intern community.

    Cons

    -My project was a little obscure
    -I spent a lot of time waiting for code reviews


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good campus and benefits available

    Cons

    Difficult tasks and little directions.

    Advice to Management

    Work better with coworkers on a regular basis.

  3. "Software Development Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool project and good environment. Could learn a lot.

    Cons

    Google is too big. Anything you do doesn't make a big impact.


  4. "great"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great amazing loved it superb out of this world

    Cons

    great not so great just ok


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing SUmmer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, never met an annoying person. The social values of the company are great. Relaxed environment is a big plus.

    Cons

    Stockholm syndrome :/ It is easy to feel intimidated. Google is a big company with a lot of insider technologies; don't expect to know it all from day one.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company Ever"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food
    Excellent People
    Good Mentors
    Great Opportunities
    Excellent Infrastructure
    Updated Technology
    Always Innovating

    Cons

    Too Busy People
    Inferiority Complex
    Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company
    Its no longer a startup


  7. "Awesome place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Definitely made you feel like you were part of the team. Really amazing culture, where you had freedom over different projects to work on.

    Cons

    Work hours and commute can be very long if you work out of Mountain View.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Fun and Challenging"

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    Former Intern - Intern Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Intern Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to be a part of incredible projects that have huge impacts on many users around the world. Very motivating environment !

    Cons

    Can be rough sometimes, you're surrounded by very smart people and it can be intimidating, you have to learn to work fast.


  9. "Intern at IT department"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive pay, awesome place to work

    Cons

    atmosphere too competitive, get ready to work very hard


  10. "BOLD Intern"

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    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Google is an incredible company to work at. They really focus on having a manageable work-life balance for each and every one of their employees.

    Cons

    I think the only con would be that the office is still relatively small compared to other Google offices.

    Advice to Management

    Great experience for a BOLD Intern to do the exact work as a full time employee.