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Updated September 1, 2015
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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. Employer of choice!

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

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

    Pros

    Free food Free gym Free health care (gp, dentist, nutritionist) Loads of perks (massage, hairdresser, dry cleaner)

    Cons

    There are certain rules for developement and other things that have to be followed. Due to the size there is more corporate restrictive behaviour and due to the massive hiring the mindset of new hires does not always align to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Go for it


  2. 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.


  3. Fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Key Account Manager Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - International Key Account Manager Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    famous worldwide Family-oriented High tech successful wellknown communication Long Story Reliability sakes target oriented

    Cons

    far away employees not well-known Translation Tools Need to be impoved Ranking too more pics


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Some of the nicest and worst moments in my life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very open not unnecessarily formal or official quite a lot of possibilities of small ways of appreciation (massage points, peer bonuses, spot bonuses etc.) a lot of opportunities to learn, when you get some time finally

    Cons

    work-life balance (it is possible if you want to be stuck all the time on the same level, without any promotion, however, to get other opportunities within the company or to get finally some decent pay raise, you need the promo, which also your over-ambitious colleagues without any social life or family commitments go for, and thus a competition from hell unleashes of who can manage to sleep the least time possible) promotion very, very hard because of promotion quota a big mess with processes - they want you to excel at something that was launched a week ago and does not work properly yet at all, and your personal rating depends on that contradictory requests on every step of the way

    Advice to Management

    you probably are doing everything how you wish it to be - squeezing the maximum of the people even during their free time, and then throwing them away


  6. 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.


  7. AM

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

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

    Pros

    Perks, compensation, culture, social, upskilling

    Cons

    Job diversity, differing internal initiatives


  8. 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


  9. Great Place

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work full time

    Cons

    sometimes can get a bit much

    Advice to Management

    Great Place


  10. Team Manager Global Customer Experience

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    • 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


  11. 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.



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