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Updated October 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 309 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 271 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

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    "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.


  4. "What they don't tell you about Google"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, capable and helpful full-time engineers, and you will feel pampered. The pay is good, and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    It's for an older crowd. You will feel lazy, and the work is not motivating. The relaxed culture is bittersweet. If you're young and ready to work hard, this place is probably not for you. The company hires some of the best engineers in the world to work on small projects that will likely be scrapped.

    Advice to Management

    There might be some lessons to learn from "startup culture." In a startup, ad projects are scrapped quickly, and the work is more meaningful. I think that Google is only attracting a certain type of talent -- the kind of talent that wants to be told what to do -- with its culture.


  5. "Great internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people who are always happy to help
    Google is so large you will never stop learning
    Great benefits, even as a summer intern

    Cons

    More likely to get imposter syndrome since you are surrounded by 'the best of the best'


  6. "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


  7. "Best internship program"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Colleagues , Good work environment , Friendly

    Cons

    No cons really, all is well.

    Advice to Management

    No advice keep up the good job

  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. "BOLD Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    You are given a lot of freedom over the work you do as an intern. I was given one main project to work on when I entered the role, but was able to branch out into additional types of work as well as the internship went on.

    Cons

    You don't have much say over the team and role you are placed into. Also, you do not know much about what your role entails until you actually arrive. Google is can be very secretive.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency before the internship begins.


  10. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Supportive teams and management
    - Growth inside the company
    - Great level of autonomy

    Cons

    - Few junior opportunities in Marketing department


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