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It's a balanced company with an overall positive atmosphere and great perks. Some bureaucracy and politics are there to

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Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Former Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I worked at Google full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Overall, I believe it's one of the best employers out there. Teams consist of great international people, fantastic personalities. Company's HR really makes an effort to create positive working atmosphere. Generally, there's a good push for life/work balance. I guess you all have heard about perks - it's not a myth either. Despite some cons, I highly recommend working there.

Cons

As with all large corporations, there's a growing layer of middle management. This means bureaucracy, politics and the need to promote the so called "personal brand". Some managers need more education on how to motivate people. Proposals may go through a lengthy approval process. Recruitment is rather slow as I remember it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Constantly train middle management on people management skills and general human psychology. Create robust career development schemes.

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