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Updated December 10, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 309 reviews)

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  1. "I was a software engineering intern that had a great time but didn't necessarily learn that much"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, work environment, pay, benefits -- everything was generally pretty great. As far as work places go, there's not much to complain about.

    Cons

    Intern projects aren't always completely fleshed out, so in the case of what I worked on, it was very scattered and not terribly cohesive. The stuff I worked on, as well as what my team did in general, might've ended up just getting scrapped.


  2. "Dynamic and difficult"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the offices inspire creativity. most importantly the executives are easily available and this allows for great insight on current projects.

    Cons

    one of the big issues was the lack of flexibility. it is very difficult if almost impossible to get a few days off to travel ext..

  3. "Great company to work for, some flaws"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting problems to solve. Nice amenities and work environment.

    Cons

    Depending on the project you work on, your work, while challenging, can feel very meaningless in the grand scheme of things. The company is a bit scatter brained, which can lead to great things, but also neglected projects.


  4. "good experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people. they are nice.

    Cons

    the interview is a little long


  5. "Very comfortable environment and smart people to work with."

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great infrastructure, good pay, good hours, good benefits, really take care of their employees. I had a really good experience working there since my work was very prevalent and easy to show to people. Millions of users used my project so even as an intern I really felt as if I was making an impact.

    Cons

    Hard to grow to a higher position, everyone is extremely qualified


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience for an engineer"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a software engineer in his early career years, Google was a good playground for learning many things. Google has the infrastructure and the people with expertise in virtually everything, and you can absorb a lot simply by using a lot of internal tools and practicing internal policies on code quality. Therefore having worked at Google is good both on paper and in practice.

    Cons

    At Google's scale, it is easy to be a cog in a very complicated machine that marches on. Personal growth is often a function of the team and management more than it should be. One may not necessarily find himself in the most ideal team in terms of skill fit and interest.

    Advice to Management

    Both pros and cons come from Google's success thus far and its scale. Not sure what one can do to amplify or mitigate them.


  7. "Great place to enjoy work and life"

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    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

    A ton of very interesting engineering challenges to work on. Great perks and work-life balance. Amazing campus and food. All the engineers I interacted with were smart, nice, and very helpful.

    Cons

    I didn't get to know too many of the other interns or members of my team who weren't working on the same project as me. I think it's a product of the size of Google as well as its engineering demographic, which tends to be slightly older than some other, newer tech companies.

  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food and perks. Some really talented folks working there.

    Cons

    Had to apply to specific office


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I interned at Google."

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The food! So many perks, too. They'll treat you like a princess, I'm telling you. It's amazing.

    Cons

    Honeslty, as long as you get along with your team, you'll be just fine at Google. The perks are to die for!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to intern"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    For a prospective software engineer who is in college, I do not think there is a much better place to work. Unparalleled internal learning resources, very smart team members, very good pay, great perks.

    Cons

    Huge organization and you are rolling the dice as to whether you'll get an interesting project and a fun team.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for upper management.


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