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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 310 reviews)

  • it's a big company so expect a little bit of admin work (in 272 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Smart employees, San Fran fairly close

    Cons

    expensive area to live and locals take advantage of it by charging high summer rent. Google provides a monthly stipend for housing by you can't even get a one bedroom place due to price gouging.

    Advice to Management

    They have a challenging job trying to keep ambitious college students satisfied doing some basic programming but overall a great experience.


  2. "good"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company, lots of room for improvement

    Cons

    could have been higher pay

  3. "my excellent work experience at Google"

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are easy-going and we have free meals.

    Cons

    too little stress. Sometimes feels no pressure at all.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe more work?


  4. "BOLD Intern"

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    Former Intern - BOLD Intern
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Pros

    The people are super friendly and nice. People are willing to help you succeed if you demonstrate your ability and desire.

    Cons

    Sometimes the office can get pretty quite. People are working on their own thing wherever they'd like so you can see the office quite empty at times.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Associate Product Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Associate Product Manager Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, amazing products to work on, people that will make you grow, and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Google is a big company, you might not get a product you like, but even then it isn't the end of the world.

    There isn't a lot of pressure to move fast, if you want to set deadlines for yourself and your team, then it'll be hard because of how relaxed the workplace is.


  6. "A great place to work."

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    Former Intern - Google Engineering Practicum Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Google Engineering Practicum Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedules. Nice people too. You will have challenging work to do.

    Cons

    Haven't felt any as an intern.


  7. "Review of Google"

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

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

    Pros

    Very enjoyable, great atmosphere, talented engineers.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of- great experience.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great food, getting the chance to work with super smart people and meaningful projects.

    Cons

    If you want to leave your mark in 3 marks you have to work super hard and long hours, and learn a ton of new tools that might not help you outside of Google that much.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience overall"

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

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

    Pros

    Many educational opportunities
    Full insurance coverage medical/vision/dental
    Perks just for the interns to enjoy
    Free food all day, every day
    Interesting and challenging work
    Access to most full-time employee benefits

    Cons

    Inconsistency between intern experiences
    Intern hosts/managers are not created equal
    Department problems with attrition
    Workloads can be high
    Management expectations can be unrealistic

    Advice to Management

    Organize the goals of the department and be transparent in expectations and observations.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and relaxed workplace. As long you get your work done, there are no hard deadlines or people looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    The pace is slower than at a smaller company, which makes sense. There is a rigorous code review process, etc., to maintain quality.


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