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Pros
  • Work life balance can be what you want it to be on most teams (in 140 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is extremely hard (in 122 reviews)

  • Big company so it takes time to know who's doing what (in 93 reviews)

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  1. Excellent culture, opportunities and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and great people. great opportunities to grow and develop. Great benefit package.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance may suffer at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a meritocratic environment, but make sure internal competition doesn't impact morale and team spirit.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products being developed. Interesting mix of people. Lots to learn.

    Cons

    Google is run as a business. When the interests of employees and the company diverge the outcome is not always deemed satisfactory by some. Sometimes this results in good people leaving the company despite them liking their existing role / location.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Amazing place to work

    Former Employee - Team Lead in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Google (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, great people, food is among the best anywhere, many locations across the world, treat you like royalty

    Cons

    Bureaucracy steadily increasing, roles becoming increasingly specialized which limit the amount of possible growth for individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to transfer internally, or you will continue to lose them to other companies


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  5. Team Manager Global Customer Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, amazing perks, colleagues

    Cons

    bureaucracy in different processes and sometimes the products which are launched have some faults

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work - very encouraging people


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place, very different from the early days

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Staff Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people Big challenges and opportunies No shortage of money or people if you have a good idea

    Cons

    Slower growth makes new opportunities harder to find Lots of very senior, smart people you need to convince to let you try new stuff

    Advice to Management

    There are many burnouts. We should have holiday homes for them.


  7. Business Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful team. Collaboration is indeed a key to the success in the company. People are very humble. It was the best summer I could ever wish for. Food is delicious.

    Cons

    There is lots of ambiguity. Even despite the fact that I love challenging situations and trying to figure out ways on my own, at Google you have to do almost everything by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Do not change. I really do not have any advice as work at Google was beyond my expectations. Everyone was helpful. Management is very busy but it is ok.


  8. Associate Account Strategist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Strategist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -people are amazing - perks are competitive -culture is a must to learn

    Cons

    -middle management does only execution, no strategy at all


  9. Teamlead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Team Lead in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Team Lead in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Google as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Fun, Opportunities. International Fast paced Flexible Culture Great

    Cons

    Weak Communication at times. Disorganized at times.


  10. Amazing company with the best job of my life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist - SMB Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist - SMB Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job itself (SMB Sales) is great, challenging and the best start for a fresh grad. The company is and all the perks are just unbelievable. I love the people around me and of course I am in love with the products what we offer. This is a dream coming true.

    Cons

    Job can get repetitive sometimes and the promotion is quite difficult to get as everybody is very ambitious.


  11. Helpful (1)

    DM Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DM Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - DM Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Perks are really good + benefits, Insurance + food + gym + pension. Compensation is also at a really good level. You can have all the support you want. Good environment of work

    Cons

    It may be more difficult to communicate with senior managers and other teams managers sometimes. I don't see a lot of cons in working in this company. If you're an entrepreneurs then maybe you won't be that attracted to it,

    Advice to Management

    The Dublin office culture is amazing, i wish it was the same in other offices (Paris, London etc) Company values are always great and benefits are also very attractive.



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