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Updated June 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 285 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 242 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Efficient."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Design Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Design Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As everyone knows, Google has great perks. No surprises. This internship looks good on my resume and hopefully will lead to more opportunities.

    Cons

    I work long hours as an intern, but I wouldn't necessarily consider this a con since I am learning and it is great experience.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome but huge company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Obvious pros, free food, massages, large network, TGIF

    Cons

    Large company so easy to get lost, or, as an entry level employee, work on something that someone else is already working on.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to do what I love most and that is doing things that matter. Like other interns I was treated like a normal employee instead of some one to get coffee
    Great pay for interns
    Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    A lot of hard work and can be very stressful at times. Work can go past 40 hours a week which can take an effect on your work life balance


  4. "Great time over the summer."

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty about being able to return.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "this is probably the best place to work as a software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    perks, flexibility in hours, salary, holiday, work is fun

    Cons

    I don't have much to say here


  6. "Intern for Platforms Team"

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

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

    Pros

    Work is very challenging, culture is fantastic. There is always something going on and it's easy to get yourself involved in anything, even if it's outside your area of expertise.

    Cons

    Be prepared to spend huge amounts of time teaching yourself most of what you need to know.
    If you can get to know people early, this isn't so bad.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best internship!"

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

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

    Pros

    Google treats interns even better than full time employees. All of the employees all the way up to VP personally spend time with you and take your opinion.

    Cons

    The hiring process at Google is really slow and not very transparant.

  8. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great people and company

    Cons

    No, may be an interview process could be better organized

    Advice to Management

    No


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work, learn and have fun"

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

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

    Pros

    Very attractive company culture; great work-life balance; genius co-workers; some interesting intern events; very nice recruiting team; good pay; free food and many more things

    Cons

    Basically no. Maybe the gifts are not very exciting


  10. "Incredible people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with the smartest engineers in the world. You solve very difficult problems. You eat delicious food.

    Cons

    You eat too much delicious food. On a more serious note, it may be a bit difficult to separate work from life because of how closely Google seems to integrate its people. You'll have to work very hard to have a life outside of your code.

    Advice to Management

    The recruitment process sometimes seems a little messy.


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