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Updated Jun 18, 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 103 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro(in 218 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging(in 98 reviews)

  • Google is no different than any other big company and they are starting to realize it(in 70 reviews)

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    Dynamic and difficult

    Intern (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX (US)

    Prosthe offices inspire creativity. most importantly the executives are easily available and this allows for great insight on current projects.

    Consone of the big issues was the lack of flexibility. it is very difficult if almost impossible to get a few days off to travel ext..

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

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    good company

    Intern (Former Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Prosinnovative technology and great people

    Consa little bit bureaucratic because the company is too large

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

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    Great for people interested in technology

    Intern (Former Employee) Seoul (South Korea)

    Prosgreat food, people are friendly, you can work from home, you get to handle latest in technology.

    Consthere's no privacy, constant noise and interruption,

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffice culture is great; food/perks are good too.

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

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    Excellent and fun intern program!

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Kirkland, WA (US)

    ProsWork on interesting and challenging intern projects, meet with lots of smart guys

    ConsMay not have the chance to have a impact on the product release, depends on the projects and teams

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

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    Love it

    Business Associate Intern (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCulture, compensation and company. In addition very good conditions

    ConsWorking hours and the fact that senior management does not regards interns as added-value tool

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould consider the progression of interns

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    I was a software engineering intern that had a great time but didn't necessarily learn that much

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

    ProsCulture, work environment, pay, benefits -- everything was generally pretty great. As far as work places go, there's not much to complain about.

    ConsIntern projects aren't always completely fleshed out, so in the case of what I worked on, it was very scattered and not terribly cohesive. The stuff I worked on, as well as what my team did in general, might've ended up just getting scrapped.

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

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    Googly experience is very helpful in my overall development

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

    Prossuperb 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;

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

    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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    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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    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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