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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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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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Efficient.

Design Intern (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsAs everyone knows, Google has great perks. No surprises. This internship looks good on my resume and hopefully will lead to more opportunities.

ConsI work long hours as an intern, but I wouldn't necessarily consider this a con since I am learning and it is great experience.

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Now too big ... but still great company

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

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

Pros- Collaborating with smart people
- Working on world's most popular products and seeing its impacts
- Awesome perks (food, gyms, events, etc.)

Cons- Peer pressure makes you work really hard
- Campus is very crowded (the worst is Charlie at lunch time)
- It is hard to join teams that you want to.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think management is doing very well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsI got to do what I love most and that is doing things that matter. Like other interns I was treated like a normal employee instead of some one to get coffee
Great pay for interns
Fantastic benefits

ConsA lot of hard work and can be very stressful at times. Work can go past 40 hours a week which can take an effect on your work life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Summer 2013 Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Pros- Very very comfortable work environment
- Slew of self help and training's
- Great food
- The perks are real and the people are helpful

ConsAwesome company to work for...No Cons

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

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Great time over the summer.

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

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

ProsGreat pay and work-life balance.

ConsToo much uncertainty about being able to return.

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

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Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Zürich (Switzerland)

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

ProsGood food
Good working hours
Great culture
cool environment
Great work colleagues
Great perks

ConsIt was sometimes hard to meet individuals from my background who could relate to my struggles during orientation.At some instances I was so frustrated with the company infrastructure

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

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Awesome engineering internship

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGood salary. They paid for the accommodation during the whole internship. I learned a lot from the engineers and made a lot of networking.

ConsIf you end up starting your internship close in time the Google IO or the performance reviews you'll be by yourself for a couple of weeks. Everything moves around Mountain View you pretty much have to work at the time zone even if you are in Europe of Asia.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Precious experience in Google

PQO Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsPerfect team working environment, everyone is easy going and eager for a help. You know they are professional but they will never regard them like that. Ideas are highly respected, which is a must for such high-tech companies, since the innovations are all come from some impossible even crazy ideas.

ConsThis is the hardest question, I also told my manager like this way in my last day in Google

Advice to Senior ManagementIf a team has a healthy base principles, then any operations inside such rules can be accepted. This is the key to some break through nowadays.

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

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Intern (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsAwesome place to work for. Awesome people and great culture. Food was a way lot better than college mess food.

ConsAfter the internship you take a bit of time to settle for the college mess food. To be serious, none con that I noticed.

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