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Updated Jul 27, 2014
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4.5 130 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

Larry Page

(84 ratings)

98% 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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    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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    Intern (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

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

    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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    A great internship experience.

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

    Pros- Smart employees
    - Great learning experience
    - Cool perks (free tasty food, gym, bikes, etc.)
    - Interesting problems to solve

    ConsThere were not many cons to my internship experience at Google. However, I could see how Google is not the best place to be for certain types. For example, even though Google tries to keep up the fast-paced, creative environment, it has become somewhat bureaucratic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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

    ProsFood, Life, everything was amazing as far as that goes. You get to work with geniuses.

    Conslow movement possible, most of my friends who are still there are are still in low level positions after many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people make startups within google.

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    Best internship in America, hands down.

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

    ProsSome of the smartest people in the world.

    ConsYou can easily get lost in the clouds since work and play are blended well together.

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

     

    Awesome internship

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

    ProsYou'll work with very talented and motivated people, lots of perks, state-of-the-art infrastructure. Having the opportunity to take a look at all the wonderful stuff they've developed and taking part in the creation of new tools and products is an amazing experience, especially if you're still in college.

    ConsI couldn't say. The internship can be quite demanding, but it really depends on your projects, your skills and how many weeks you're staying. I wouldn't say it's a bad thing either, but I'd be prepared to be quite busy for the duration of the internship.

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    An amazing opportunity for anyone looking for internship

    Business Associate Intern (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros- Freedom
    - Working with brilliant people
    - Flat organization
    - Loads of responsibility
    - Truly a part of the team, equal with your coworkers
    - You can have a real, lasting impact if you want and work hard for it

    ConsInternal structure messy - several team in different countries may work on very similar projects without knowing of the other teams. However, this is a natural consequence of such a creative environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, moving in important directions.

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

    ProsGreat atmosphere, Great people, Good salary

    ConsThere could have been more plants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent about the hiring process.

    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 in google.

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

    ProsThe pay and perk were good. Lots of smart people to work with. Good environment. Lots of food. There are free shuttles, free laundry services. People are nice

    ConsIt takes a lot of time to do simple things. I think that it takes a lot of time to do something significant. People are nice, but seem to be very busy with work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy manager was supportive. But he was part time. So, I didn't find him sometimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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