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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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4.5 119 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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Great for people interested in technology

Intern (Former Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I worked at Google as a contractor for less than a year

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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Love it

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

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

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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Excellent and fun intern program!

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

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

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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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)

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

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)

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

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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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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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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BOLD intern

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

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

Prosperks were great, people were awesome

Consthey have brilliant people doing the stupidest jobs

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

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