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  1. Great employer (Was an MBA intern)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Intrapreneurial
    - Ability to make a terrific impact in a short amount of time
    - Exposure to one of the best technologies
    - Treated fairly well and almost equal as employees

    Cons

    - Sometimes you may have to do projects that are not necessarily innovative or make the best use of your skills
    - Access to data that is needed for your job is hard to come by. It is always a constant struggle to convince the right folks to grant you access

  2. Overall, an enjoyable place to spend the summer

    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Bruno, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Bruno, CA (US)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the weekly all company meetings. Makes you feel very connected to some of what is going on around Google.

    Cons

    As an intern, the project I was assigned differed from what I thought I had agreed to before I was hired.

  3. Good internship experience that helps me learned a lot!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good work environment and atmosphere.
    2. Flexible working time.
    3. Nice and smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Not much. Some problems that big companies always have.

    Advice to Management

    More communication between interns and the whole team.

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  5. A great place to intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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.

  6. I interned at Google.

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!

  7. Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Had to apply to specific office

  8. Was a software engineering intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open culture
    Great environment
    Awesome perks
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Very little hand holding provided
    There should be more structured bootcamp provided

  9. Great place to enjoy work and life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good experience for an engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  11. Very comfortable environment and smart people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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