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Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 140 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 262 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 122 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 93 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business Associate Program Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great program which allows you to experience the work of fulltime employees. Half of your time you will work on a client portfolio and the other half is Project Management.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any cons. I really enjoyed it and would do it again. The fact that you do slightly the same job as fulltime employees fosters integration in the teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A maze containing great benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting people, great location. The on-site benefits are also good- make sure to take advantage of them if your job permits (which it might not)

    Cons

    Rent is rising and traffic is congested. Make sure you have enough saved up before moving here. You likely will be severely overqualified for your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why bother?

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, interesting projects, fun people, stress-free environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, anymore ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Paradise for programmers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Google full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Open, friendly, free, warm atmosphere
    Smart , helpful colleagues
    delicious food

    Cons

    maybe too many distractions,but it depends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Was a software engineering intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Open culture
    Great environment
    Awesome perks
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Very little hand holding provided
    There should be more structured bootcamp provided

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Not transparent with internship conversion process.

  8.  

    Makes you feel good about working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I found the company has a very open, positive culture. Everything is better with primary colors. The longer I spent there, the more assured I felt that Google was a force for good. It's really easy to drink the Kool-Aid.

    Cons

    The work you're assigned to might not be as interesting as you hoped, given that, it is, after all, Google.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stupid internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMB Services Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - SMB Services Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Working at Google opens jobs for better jobs in the IT industry. Linkedin, Facebook, Baidu, they all pay more.

    Cons

    I was interviewed to work with SMB Services which means you will talk 4 hours daily with angry customers on the phone. It´s a call center. That´s not why I graduated from Brazil´s best university for. Stupid job and extremely stressfull. Bad management, mine was only worried about her organic dietary restrictions and keeping her hair blond instead of providing support for her employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot rely on the name Google forever and keep doing bsusiness led by stupid recently graduated from University employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Google

    Pros

    Good benifits , smart people and challenging work

    Cons

    Tasks could be very stressful sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Google as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people around you.
    More than 20 cafes are available.
    Convenient transportation (Free shuttle and GBike)
    High salary of course

    Cons

    Campus is too big.
    Some projects are trivial.
    I cannot think of any more since Intern program is sooo fancy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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