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Updated Apr 07, 2014
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4.5 118 reviews

                             

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Google Co-Founder & CEO Larry Page

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Love it

Business Associate Intern (Current Employee)
London, England

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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Didn't quite live up to what I imagined

Business Associate Intern (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat perks (food, gym), great kudos.

ConsWas not inspired by the work I was doing, there are lots of smart people doing very mundane jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush the interns harder.

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

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people, training, culture all paralleled

Analyst Intern (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Prosculture, the quality of work that you undertake as an intern

Consfew opportunity for full time conversion after the internship

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing internship

Web Developer Intern (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat smart helpful people
Lot of freedom.
Lots of perks.

ConsOn weekend you suddenly realize that you have to pay for food!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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It is great here, perfect work life balance

APMM Intern (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsFacilities, people, tasks, it all makes you feel special and willing to work there. You can feel the responsibility and create legacy.

Conssometimes it's a lot of work, sometimes food is worse at the canteen. It is really hard to find something which works wrong there

Advice to Senior Managementmore exposure to employees of lowest levels

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

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Great experience

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Google

ProsPrestigious place to work in as an intern. Great opportunity to join a real project and actually launch your own code to millions of people around the world. Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of food.

ConsThe intern-ship programme could be a bit more organised. Also it takes ages for Google HR to react to anything esp. the recruiting process takes too long.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a bit more organised and focused. Know what you want to achieve because you have a lot of really gifted people getting upset because you suddenly change your decision about their project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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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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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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