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Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 279 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 236 reviews)

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  1. "EP and SWE internships"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart, motivated, talented people at the top of their game.

    Cons

    Feel like a small fish in a big pond.


  3. "Summer Internship"

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

    Pros

    -incredible culture
    -smart people
    -give lots of responsibility to interns
    -high leverage work

    Cons

    -recommend you work less than 40 hours


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  5. "Overall great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. "Good Summer Internship"

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

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

    Pros

    Google respects your time and treats you like an adult -- and most importantly everything just works. Would recommend to any friend.

    Cons

    You're very much just a cog in a very large machine so your chance to make an outsized impact is limited. That said, it seems like you get a great deal of job security.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding opportunities for ambitious employees to make an impact on the organization as a whole. I'd love to see lots of opportunities for startups within the company.


  7. "googliness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All is great , All is well

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any

    Advice to Management

    All is great


  8. "Google"

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely awesome work, perks, food and culture

    Cons

    Huge company. Can sometimes feel left out


  9. "Great intern exprience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mentoring. As a student, I have solid programming training in this intern job. Google's intern experience is definitely a big plus on your resume.

    Cons

    Google's intern salary is not very comparative as to other company (but it should not be the major concern for an intern job).


  10. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly people and very interesting work. The working environment is very nice and we only need to worry about work we are responsible for, and anything else is well taken care of by other assistants and applications.

    Cons

    A common problem with large companies: it is a lot competition to climb up the latter from an ordinary engineer.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Google was a great company to work.

    Cons

    It is too comfortable. You must get out of comfort zones. It might be a great company to work. But remember every big company in the past such as Microsoft was like that.

    Advice to Management

    The management team is always great. The team hires the best talent possible.


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