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Updated November 2, 2016
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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. "Good place to go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart stuffs to meet and learn. Product used by millions of people. The payment is relatively good. Free to week and play.

    Cons

    The meals are not as good as before. The recruiter asks me for my transcript, though my GPA is not low but this is not something a leading tech company should do. They should focus more on your accomplishment before.


  2. "positive experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Was really good coding practice

    Cons

    hard but it was a positive experience despite this

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Great Company For Software Developers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food
    Good connections
    Great work life balance
    Lots of fun activities within team and within intern community
    Lots of employee benefits

    Cons

    Intern community not as strong in remote offices.
    Can get stuck working on boring projects
    Time to get ramped up on systems unique to Google is large. Real work is not expected for full time employees for a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Make intern program more efficient with project matching being more fluid. First call seems like a must to take. Other than that, the experience was great.


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    "Great company but starting to not be the best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Plenty of career opportunities.
    - Incredibly smart colleagues.
    - Plenty of amazing perks.
    - Free food.

    Cons

    - Turning into a large corporation with innovation starting to slow down.
    - Job satisfaction depends on team you join. No longer enrich cross team collaboration.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    For a prospective software engineer who is in college, I do not think there is a much better place to work. Unparalleled internal learning resources, very smart team members, very good pay, great perks.

    Cons

    Huge organization and you are rolling the dice as to whether you'll get an interesting project and a fun team.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for upper management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to do what I love most and that is doing things that matter. Like other interns I was treated like a normal employee instead of some one to get coffee
    Great pay for interns
    Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    A lot of hard work and can be very stressful at times. Work can go past 40 hours a week which can take an effect on your work life balance


  8. "Great time over the summer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - 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 pay and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty about being able to return.


  9. "Intern for Platforms Team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer 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

    Work is very challenging, culture is fantastic. There is always something going on and it's easy to get yourself involved in anything, even if it's outside your area of expertise.

    Cons

    Be prepared to spend huge amounts of time teaching yourself most of what you need to know.
    If you can get to know people early, this isn't so bad.


  10. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great people and company

    Cons

    No, may be an interview process could be better organized

    Advice to Management

    No


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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