Google Reviews in Dublin, Dublin

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
2,463 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 105 reviews)

  • Free food, amazing people, amazing vision - almost everything about this company is a pro (in 220 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 100 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 71 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great 3 years with full of fun and nice experience

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

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, working with smart people, as an organization open to new ideas, feedback mechanism where everyone can be assessed no matter what their position is.

    Cons

    Salaries are not that satisfying, getting promotion does not only depend on how well you do your job but you need some show off to be visible at management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encouraging people to get involved in side projects is good whereas it sometimes make people feel that they have to do it just to get promotion. That causes people waste their times working on useless projects just to show they are in "a project".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good employer, job is like all other online marketing jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good benefits, leadership in every job you do and is also asked for. Managers are not really good, but you have to manage yourself anyways.

    Cons

    Job is not satisfying, but that is the same in all other companies. There are little possibilites to grow in the company, at least before a two year tenure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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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  5.  

    Speech Data Evaluator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Speech Data Evaluator  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Speech Data Evaluator in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly environment, good salary, excellent facilities & food

    Cons

    mechanic work, no challenges, no transparency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working as an Account Manager at Google Dublin

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

    I worked at Google full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Great perks. The food is amazing, the people even more so.

    Cons

    Te actual day to day job is not rocket science. It gets very operational and it will probably not be your calling in life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could be worse

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

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation package, flexible hours, some very smart people to work with, interesting projects at large scale if you are lucky.

    Cons

    Google is a large multinational company with all the bureaucracy and inertia that implies. If you get a decent manager and an interesting job it's alright. If you get a bad manager that could make your life very hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work and learn.

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

    I have been working at Google as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are looking to learn then Google is the place for you, you really will learn so much about the tech industry and your specific area. You also get to work with some really fantastic and intelligent individuals.

    Cons

    I would probably say that the work/life balance can be a little bit one way and you will regularly be working late hours to stay on top of things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Account Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People: gives you the chance to work among smart and like-minded people
    Office
    Company culture
    Great perks
    Good place to network
    Always good on a CV

    Cons

    Middle management from Very good to Very Bad
    Way too political
    Core Job very boring below L5
    Salary lower than many places in the Industry
    HR Department in Dublin purely clueless
    Good for entry level work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate promotions cycle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    normal company but great brand to have on your cv.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Acquisition Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Business Acquisition Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good brand on your cv. Everybody will have a positive prejudice on you, assuming that you are smart because you worked or you are working at google.

    Cons

    I found some of the most hypocrite and unauthentic people I ever met in my life. Very manipulative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    middle management pretty under qualified in terms of people and leadership skills, very un authentic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Google Enterprise

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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

    Pros

    Lots of change, very dynamic, benefits..

    Cons

    Targets way too high, stressful, account management in local countries not on line with inside sales (juniors) which creates a mess in communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be flexible and reasonable in terms of targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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