Google intern Reviews

Updated 10 September, 2014
Updated 10 September, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects, great people, great food, fun intern social events.

    Cons

    Living in the Google bubble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making the hiring and intern host-matching processes more transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Love the autonomy and the benefits

    Cons

    Super hard, but there is lots of room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love you guys to death man

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place for intern

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

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

    Pros

    Open culture, helpful mentor, free food

    Cons

    I cannot think any of cons

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Google Summer of Code Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Google Summer of Code Intern  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Google Summer of Code Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Google is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Googly experience is very helpful in my overall development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern (Graduate Student)  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern (Graduate Student) in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    superb 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;

    Cons

    All 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Google as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Had 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep letting smart people do what they are doing. Clearly the company is doing something right.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great food, OK projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Self driving cars!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Didn't quite live up to what I imagined

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks (food, gym), great kudos.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push the interns harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome but huge company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BOLD Intern  in  Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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