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Google Reviews in Dublin, Dublin

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company with many opportunities and very nice colleagues. A lot of freedom to make your own plans and strategy, take independent decisions.

    Cons

    Very strict privacy and document sharing policy, that can be clearly explained by specifics of the business. Very little time remains to go home due to great facilities offered by Google.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Google has a very positive and accepting environment, a tremendous amount of resources, and significant employee freedom. Great benefits and opportunities to learn from your colleagues.

    Cons

    Google prides itself on a startup culture that has long since gone. It is extremely corporate in the American style, which can be tiresome. There's a very big visibility culture where being loud and 'present' is very beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention to detail and actual figures, less attention to all talk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good internship experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The company treats interns really well and thoroughly integrates them into the day-to-day work. The relationship to the supervisor feels more like to a mentor.

    Cons

    In the beginning getting used to the software stack is a bit of a challenge, but gets better with some time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    best experience ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Emma Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Emma Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pace of the business & intelligence of the strategy
    intelligence of the management
    risk taking of the leadership
    amazing condition of work

    Cons

    large company , we may loose the sense of understanding what we want to achieve
    may not feel the ability to create impact.
    I used to call it the golden jail as many employees stayed there because it's comfy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Online media associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Media Associate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Online Media Associate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, colleagues and job environment

    Cons

    Job becomes repetitive at some point

    Recommends
  7.  

    Amazing company, great benefits and lots of responsibility from day 1 on!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Incredible perks
    - Amazing people
    - Competitive salary
    - Worldwide locations-
    - Being part of creating the future

    Cons

    - Sometime there is the "big company syndrome" that everyone is trying to overcome at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding employer image is absolutely justified!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits and perks for sure. However, its the people, the spirit, the respect and the amazing diversity that makes Google an outstanding employer. I am in the company for less than 3 months and already got an approval to learn a new language out of personal interest! And my manager does everything to support my personal and professional development, however leaves me space to settle and familiarize with the new environment.

    Cons

    You are in a competitive environment and suddenly you're not one of the smartest of your peers anymore (like you were in college) but are really challenged to go above and beyond to stand out. And some teams are really competitive, especially those who get performance bonus. There is a LOT to learn and it is quite overwhelming and seems a little fuzzy in the beginning, but pretty soon there is this point where the puzzle suddenly starts to make sense!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes, focus more on the team as an entity than on individuals!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work! Great atmosphere, ultimate benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to jump in working life after graduating. The best benefits in the business, most amazing collegues and option to work abroad. Lots of options to expand your knowledge by doing extra courses (on- or offline).

    Cons

    Lots of people with great potential, all looking for promotion. You might not get the opportinities to grow as soon as you think you deserve them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open about the options of in company growth right from the start

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast moving, lots of trust, amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Everyone is amazing, so it's difficult to stand out, can be competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to kickstart your career: global culture, coworkers and perks will make you want to never leave it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As fairly noted in numerous other reviews:
    -Great culture aimed at bringing the best in employees
    -Perks range from the famous free food and billiard tables to covering two-thirds of your education
    -Global satisfaction survey results are really acted upon by global and local management
    -Competitive Salary and bonus packages
    -If you are motivated to learn you will learn a lot and from the best teachers and sources
    -You get to test new cool stuff often before it is even announced to the public

    Cons

    -Over the past few years became a huge corporation, slowing down promotions and internal movements, reducing time for extracurricular projects and skyrocketing targets.
    -Average management is often very average
    -New hires with extensive experience in the field are often too overqualified for the basic work they are doing in sales or support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire appropriate people for appropriate jobs, especially entry-level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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