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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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4.5 119 reviews

                             

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Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

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Great place to work

Software Engineer - Intern (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Google

ProsGoogle has a very open culture with fun people. Managers are understanding and supportive. The work is interesting.

ConsNo real cons that I can point out. Large projects mean you can feel like an insignificant cog in the machine.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Google

ProsA lot of resources and great people to learn from.

ConsBecoming a "Big Corporation".
Slow production speed.

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing great job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome experience!

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

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

ProsAmazing place to work! It has great benefits even for interns, and it's easy to make big impacts.

ConsThere aren't that many downsides. Google is just kind of big, but they are really good for a big company.

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

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Great place to work, smart peoples, lots of fun

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

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

Pros- Good payment for intern
- Smart colleagues
- Focused engineering
- Clear vision
- Free food (and good!)
- Free shuttle bus

Cons- Constant streams of work (or if you enjoy it!)

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

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Good Balance

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsThey really care about the welfare of the employees

ConsIt can become an isolated bubble sometimes

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

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Great company in every way.

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

I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

ProsThis company is exceptional because it realizes the true value of human capital. Employees are treated well, encouraged to grow in their profession and experience work on projects outside of their normal expertise.

Working at Google is also an exceptional resume item, and regarded very highly by other employees (if you ever decide to leave)

ConsI cannot think of any whatsoever. This company is superlative in every way. If I absolutely had to come up with a con, I would say that the worst part of working at Google is the innate guilt I experience when others talk about their jobs and then ask about mine. It is hard to have to explain to others how amazing a workplace Google provides, and to witness the incredulous looks others give.

(To explain why I am no longer working at Google - I simply left for another opportunity in a different area that Google does have, but I would love to one day return.)

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to maintain the learning, growing, employee-first culture that makes Google such an amazing professional environment.

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

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Good place for intern

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

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

ProsOpen culture, helpful mentor, free food

ConsI cannot think any of cons

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Amazing

Intern (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsLove the autonomy and the benefits

ConsSuper hard, but there is lots of room for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementLove you guys to death man

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

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Fantastic Internship

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

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

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

ConsLiving in the Google bubble.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on making the hiring and intern host-matching processes more transparent.

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

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Great company to intern at!

BOLD Intern (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros- Fun corporate culture
- Competitive pay
- Amazing people
- Challenging work
- Good work-life balance
- Plenty of opportunity to travel
- Free food!

Cons- Very demanding
- High expectations
- Stressful

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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