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Updated Jul 17, 2014
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4.5 129 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(83 ratings)

97% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Awesome but huge company

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

    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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    Great food, OK projects

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

    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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    Efficient.

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

    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)

    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

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

    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 in the New York Office

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

    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)

    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

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Zürich (Switzerland)

    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)

    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)

    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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