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Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 281 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 238 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing SUmmer"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company Ever"

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


  3. "Awesome place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Intern at IT department"

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


  6. "BOLD Intern"

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


  7. "Very cool environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very nice environment, like a college campus

    Cons

    very large company, hard to figure out the big picture


  8. "Intern review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was interning in Google New York office. The food there is really nice. The environment is also pretty friendly. You can also explore New York City with google employee benefits, like free/discounted museum tickets.

    Cons

    The space is a little bit small. And there is no gym in the building. The number of conference rooms is not enough that we have to go to a far-away room to hold the meeting.

    Advice to Management

    The management is very good, organized, and it is very convenient to talk to co-workers. The advise is to establish a gym in the building and have more small conference rooms.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Google SWE Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with brilliant minds. Team full of impeccable role models. Surrounded by ego-less, skilled professionals who also know how to have fun! All the famous perks.

    Cons

    Nothing that I think would be standard across many people's experiences. I wasn't a fan of MTV and found the entire Bay Area dreadful. Being one of the few interns in my building and the only intern on my team, I had some trouble finding other interns to bond with.


  10. "SWE Intern"

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

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Perks
    Talented Engineers
    Relaxed Work Environment

    Cons

    Slow Pace
    Bureaucracy
    Still doesn't understand social


  11. "BOLD Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMB Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - SMB Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people, perks, and very collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometime too tight knit of a culture in the smaller offices

    Advice to Management

    None I can think of as of now


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