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Updated Apr 07, 2014
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4.5 118 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

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97% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Intern (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsLove the autonomy and the benefits

ConsSuper hard, but there is lots of room for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementLove you guys to death man

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place for intern

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsOpen culture, helpful mentor, free food

ConsI cannot think any of cons

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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SWE Intern (Former Employee)
San Bruno, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsSmart people. The food is great. You get to work on projects of immense scale. The pay is great. There is a lot of glamour that comes with the job. People are impressed when they hear that you work for Google.

ConsGoogle is in a state of denial regarding its bureaucracy. It is a huge company and it should accept that fact to fix inefficiencies. A couple of VPs are obviously more interested in politics than in the greater good. The playful, smart company with "don't be evil" as a motto is a vision that has cleary disappeared. Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsGoogle is a fantastic place to work

ConsThere are no cons, all you have is loads of advantages

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe final interview was more friendly and given to provide the applicant a chance to ask questions about the company. Overall, it seemed like work culture was very collegial and friendly.

ConsThere were three interviewers, and each interview lasted 45 minutes. Each of the interviews seemed to focus on slightly different areas: the first interview focused on understanding of technology and included a puzzle.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe second interview asked many scenario-type questions, such as "What would you do in XYZ situation?" and "How would you respond to XYZ in a work setting".

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Googly experience is very helpful in my overall development

Software Engineering Intern (Graduate Student) (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

Prossuperb environment and facilities;
great support to employees, such as workstation setup, ergonomic support, and experiment facilities training and support;
various opportunities for life-long learning;
good practices learned through the internship has a long-lasting effect on my further development;

ConsAll interns are talented but some might be too young to keep to socially acceptable conduct on and off the Google campus.

This year, some of my fellow interns have made a mess in the company-provided accommodation (which is btw an awesome flat with other friendly residents), and our neighbors are quite upset about the misbehaviors by my fellow interns.

I hope that Google can put more weight on overall personally in their candidate selection process.

Advice to Senior ManagementI hope that Google can put more weight on overall personally in their candidate selection process.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Google as an intern

ProsIncredibly smart people, given lots of responsibility for only being an intern, awesome work environment and the office was fun to be in.

ConsHad to move across the country, which really wasn't that big of a deal because Google paid for it, but wasn't an ideal move at the time either.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep letting smart people do what they are doing. Clearly the company is doing something right.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great food, OK projects

Software Development Intern (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

Prosthere was good food, the cafeterias were amazing.
my fellow engineers were awesome, everyone is very smart.

Consboring legacy c++ applications. felt like i was a "data plumber"

Advice to Senior ManagementSelf driving cars!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Didn't quite live up to what I imagined

Business Associate Intern (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Google as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat perks (food, gym), great kudos.

ConsWas not inspired by the work I was doing, there are lots of smart people doing very mundane jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush the interns harder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome but huge company

BOLD Intern (Current Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI (US)

I have been working at Google as an intern for less than a year

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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