Google Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
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  1. A maze containing great benefits.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting people, great location. The on-site benefits are also good- make sure to take advantage of them if your job permits (which it might not)

    Cons

    Rent is rising and traffic is congested. Make sure you have enough saved up before moving here. You likely will be severely overqualified for your job

    Advice to Management

    why bother?

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Internship

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance, interesting projects, fun people, stress-free environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, anymore ...

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. Paradise for programmers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open, friendly, free, warm atmosphere
    Smart , helpful colleagues
    delicious food

    Cons

    maybe too many distractions,but it depends

    Advice to Management

    nothing

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  5. Was a software engineering intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    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

  6. Helpful (4)

    Stupid internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - SMB Services Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Intern - SMB Services Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Google opens jobs for better jobs in the IT industry. Linkedin, Facebook, Baidu, they all pay more.

    Cons

    I was interviewed to work with SMB Services which means you will talk 4 hours daily with angry customers on the phone. It´s a call center. That´s not why I graduated from Brazil´s best university for. Stupid job and extremely stressfull. Bad management, mine was only worried about her organic dietary restrictions and keeping her hair blond instead of providing support for her employees.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot rely on the name Google forever and keep doing bsusiness led by stupid recently graduated from University employees.

  7. Makes you feel good about working

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA (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

    I found the company has a very open, positive culture. Everything is better with primary colors. The longer I spent there, the more assured I felt that Google was a force for good. It's really easy to drink the Kool-Aid.

    Cons

    The work you're assigned to might not be as interesting as you hoped, given that, it is, after all, Google.

  8. Large company, above average pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    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 benefits
    Great working environment
    Above average pay

    Cons

    Tasks can be challenging
    Hard to standout

  9. Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Google

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

    Pros

    Good benifits , smart people and challenging work

    Cons

    Tasks could be very stressful sometimes

  10. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Intern - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Not transparent with internship conversion process.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Google Style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. They have smart people there. If the work done really makes sense, it gets launched fairly quickly. Not too much pressure, I feel people there have good balance between work and family. The way things work out - large code base, automatic MR jobs, code reviews... are Google style, and they are awesome

    Cons

    I hear that the food is getting worse (mainly due to the size increase). You want to really stand out for a promotion - but they have many great people there, so this can be tricky.

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