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Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be very challenging (in 263 reviews)

  • Becoming a big company, even culture wise (in 224 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good welfare, free food, lots of activities, and impressed infrastructure.

    Cons

    Strongly feeling about no impact in company, even I finished a project that is fairly important.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say, because it is really hard to manage such big company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineering Intern"

    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

    I worked at Google full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work place. Perks include great free food and drinks basically everywhere you go, and great coworkers. They give interns real projects as well.

    Cons

    There really aren't too many downsides. Maybe one would be that everyone else there is also smart and it is hard to really stand out as being great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Most of the management is very capable and really does a great job. Very good at helping employees maintain work life balance.


  3. "positive experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google as an intern

    Pros

    Was really good coding practice

    Cons

    hard but it was a positive experience despite this

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work culture. Driven individuals. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    The office space is outdated. Could use new radio equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work and unique radio stations.


  6. "Awesome Google Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Practicum Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Engineering Practicum Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Super exciting, always something new to learn. Everyone is super nice, and friendly and always willing to help. The atmosphere is very creative and fun to work in.

    Cons

    You need to catch on quick... but what tech company don't you need to do that for.


  7. "Great Company For Software Developers"

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

    Pros

    Free food
    Good connections
    Great work life balance
    Lots of fun activities within team and within intern community
    Lots of employee benefits

    Cons

    Intern community not as strong in remote offices.
    Can get stuck working on boring projects
    Time to get ramped up on systems unique to Google is large. Real work is not expected for full time employees for a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Make intern program more efficient with project matching being more fluid. First call seems like a must to take. Other than that, the experience was great.


  8. "Great company to learn and grow"

    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

    1. Have great resources
    2. very open and willing to share info with their employees
    3. a lot of career development opportunities
    4. a wide range of projects

    Cons

    1. a big company, sometimes inefficient
    2. might feel like not making huge impact, but considering the amount of people Google touches, it might still be a big deal


  9. "Awesome company to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome working environment. Free foods.

    Cons

    Managers sometimes too busy to work with you.


  10. "Great place to Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    * Lots of opportunities to learn a lot
    * Get to use really well set-up infrastructure
    * Work on interesting projects
    * High pay, easy conversion to full-time
    * Relaxed work schedule
    * Huge campus, lots of places to go (check out the SF office if you have a chance!)

    Cons

    * Some other interns had not-so-fun projects.
    * Few and boring intern events.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes I wish management would allocate more budget towards better food. Pales in comparison to some other places like Dropbox, although it's certainly better than most.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Cool place"

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

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Free food, great people to work with

    Cons

    For interns converting to full time, it's annoying that you have to sign an offer before getting matched with a team



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