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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 270 reviews)

  • Google is a big company with a lot of insider technologies; don't expect to know it all from day one (in 231 reviews)

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  1. "MBA Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remarkable transparency, excellent perks, and outstanding work-life balance.

    Cons

    Highly variable summer experience within departments and across functions.


  2. "Awesome Place"

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    Former Employee - MBA Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - MBA Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, leadership is open and upfront, launch and iterate is real and helpful

    Cons

    Some of the work can be rather mundane, it is an advertising company at the core

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open communication...


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Not transparent with internship conversion process.


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  5. "Great place to intern, not a lot of structure, though."

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    Current Intern - MBA Intern Senior Account Planner in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - MBA Intern Senior Account Planner 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 program, environment, good perks

    Cons

    Not a lot of structure in terms of goals and evaluation


  6. "Fun place to work, smart people, too many meetings"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are smart and very friendly, the perks are unbeatable, the pay is fair for corporate world, and there are always new interesting things going on.

    Cons

    Way too many meetings (can fill half of your daily calendar), sometimes poor internal information management (getting info on an earlier project can only be done by talking to someone who may be gone for weeks, rather than any centralized info mgmt center).

    Advice to Management

    I'm sure many of these things have been improved over the past few years, but I think the toughest thing will be giving people opportunities for growth, especially with such a young management team.


  7. "Great Place for MBAs...If you can hold out on a hiring decision"

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    Former Employee - MBA Intern
    Former Employee - MBA Intern
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, fun place to work, talented co-workers

    Cons

    Long time for a hiring decision for MBA full-time and intern roles.


  8. "Great summer experience"

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    Former Intern - MBA Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    perks like free food, masseuse & manicurist in office. very little supervision or micromanaging (which may not be for everyone), allows people to be independent and proactive in defining their own project or responsibilities, professional and high caliber employees

    Cons

    siloed organization, can be hard to find the right people for certain things and then persuading them to help you, objectives not necessarily aligned between teams

    Advice to Management

    focus on getting rid some of internal barriers between teams, make different teams work together for a common goal


  9. "Great employer (Was an MBA intern)"

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    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Intrapreneurial
    - Ability to make a terrific impact in a short amount of time
    - Exposure to one of the best technologies
    - Treated fairly well and almost equal as employees

    Cons

    - Sometimes you may have to do projects that are not necessarily innovative or make the best use of your skills
    - Access to data that is needed for your job is hard to come by. It is always a constant struggle to convince the right folks to grant you access