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Updated April 12, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 272 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 232 reviews)

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  1. "Best internship program"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Fun and Challenging"

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


  3. "BOLD Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "good"

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

    Pros

    its a multicultural environment or working

    Cons

    the expect the highest result from you


  7. "Working in Google is awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Site Reliability Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Site Reliability Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to meet new interesting, smart people. Really great salary compare to russian realities.

    Cons

    Probably you would feel more relaxed then in a start-up, for example


  8. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Very good! I had a great experience interning here. I learned a lot and there were a lot of great perks!

    Cons

    The host matching process. I would rather interview for a particular team, than interview for a general software role and then figure out which team I am working on.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say here. I think the management is great and I particularly enjoyed the TGIF sessions. Great way to learn what's going on at the company!


  9. "EP and SWE internships"

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    Former Intern - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Google is great for someone just starting out. Interns have plenty of resources for learning, and there is a lot to learn from! An internship also instills good coding practices and style.

    Cons

    Matching process is fairly non-transparent and results can vary widely depending on the project and team you are matched with. That said, at worst, you are only looking at a boring job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Google is a company with values and leaders that respect those values. It was a pleasure to work there.


  10. "Overall great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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

    - So many things to learn and do.
    - Everyone really cares about what they're working on.
    - Easy to maintain a good work life balance.

    Cons

    - Many googler's often get caught up on their projects and so often don't have much of a life outside of work.


  11. "Internship in SMB Global Customer Experience team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Wrocław (Poland)
    Former Intern - Intern in Wrocław (Poland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great collaborative culture
    - Open-minded, fun and motivated people
    - Good salary and many benefits
    - Amazing offices and working environment
    - Opportunities for innovation and initiating projects

    Cons

    - Rather flat organizational structure with limited growth opportunities
    - The position itself was AdWords focused hence narrow learning scope
    - Job can get repetitive


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