Google & Microsoft Interns among the Highest Paid
In a recently published Glassdoor Intern Jobs Report, Google & Microsoft internships are among the highest-rated in a top 5 list that includes QUALCOMM, MTV Networks and State Farm.
Based on a 5-point scale rating, with 1.0 being the lowest and 5.0 the highest, interns report a satisfaction rating of 4.3 for Google, making the search engine giant the highest-rated company for internship. The rest of the top 5 in the list are not far behind as far as ratings go, as Microsoft hits the second spot, with a score of 4.2. Another 4.2 rating goes to QUALCOMM, which gained the third spot. Both MTV Networks and State Farm share the same ratings, securing the 4th and 5th spots, respectively, with their shared score of 4.1.
Tech Interns and their Huge Paychecks
Microsoft hits the top spot, nonetheless, in terms of intern salaries. The interns over at Microsoft are paid generously, with a Microsoft Research Intern paid $6,746 per month. A research PhD intern gets paid at a higher sum of $6,885 monthly. Over at Google, Software Engineering Interns are paid $6,463 monthly. The third most attractive pay at $5,681 is for Intel’s Graduate Technical Interns.
The Intricate Interview Process
The route to such lucrative internships is not always a walk in the park, however. According to intern candidates, good-paying companies like Amazon and Procter & Gamble usually churn out the toughest interview questions, with each company correspondingly getting a 3.5 and 3.4 rating in terms of interview level difficulty.
One Procter & Gamble candidate was reportedly asked the question, “So, why do you think you are a genius?” On the other hand, Google is known to throw out queries like these to intern candidates: “How many ping pong balls can you fit in a school bus?” And this tricky question from JPMorgan Chase sure took up a few minutes of intense thinking from internship applicants – “If you have two sand glass timers, one with 7 minutes worth of sand and another with 4 minutes worth of sand, how do you use both to precisely time 12 minutes?”
Source : thanks to Melissa from glassdoor