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Updated April 16, 2017
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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. "Google"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. "Great intern exprience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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).


  3. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  6. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment and great people

    Cons

    Free food is going to make you fat


  7. "Amazing experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Tech Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tech Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Learning Opportunities
    Great Work Environment

    Cons

    Difficult Work but worth the challenge


  8. "Awesome and fun place to work at"

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

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's Google after all! I had a great time working there and my co-workers were quite supportive.

    Cons

    The workload was quite heavy and sometime I had to work late nights.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Software Engineering Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    I had a great time, a successful project, and met really great people! Benefits are at the top (just the free food is YUM!), the work environment was amazing, and everyone was super helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes it may seem exhausting and demanding, however everyone is ready to help you.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure interns get good projects - this is the main factor regarding how will the internship go.


  10. "Good practice"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Great People, Great Food and Great Challenges. I learnt a lot from this place

    Cons

    Not really a con but I think the company is too big to let everyone to learn new things..


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Unpaid Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unpaid Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Unpaid Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Google (More than a year)

    Pros

    really great opportunity to network and meet new people.

    Cons

    Long hours (55+) as an unpaid intern.

    Advice to Management

    Have fewer "mandatory fun" events after close of business, and let your unpaid interns go home


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