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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)

98% 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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    Intern (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsThe final interview was more friendly and given to provide the applicant a chance to ask questions about the company. Overall, it seemed like work culture was very collegial and friendly.

    ConsThere were three interviewers, and each interview lasted 45 minutes. Each of the interviews seemed to focus on slightly different areas: the first interview focused on understanding of technology and included a puzzle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe second interview asked many scenario-type questions, such as "What would you do in XYZ situation?" and "How would you respond to XYZ in a work setting".

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

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    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsIncredibly smart people, given lots of responsibility for only being an intern, awesome work environment and the office was fun to be in.

    ConsHad to move across the country, which really wasn't that big of a deal because Google paid for it, but wasn't an ideal move at the time either.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep letting smart people do what they are doing. Clearly the company is doing something right.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    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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