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Google Reviews in Dublin, Dublin

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
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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.  

    Business Associate Program Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Great program which allows you to experience the work of fulltime employees. Half of your time you will work on a client portfolio and the other half is Project Management.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any cons. I really enjoyed it and would do it again. The fact that you do slightly the same job as fulltime employees fosters integration in the teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tons of learning, great people

    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    The environment is extremely stimulating for learning. Benefits are world-renowned. Technology is unique and would be hard to find elsewhere.

    Cons

    Stack takes time to get used to.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
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  5.  

    Best place I have ever worked

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    • 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

    Pros

    The best aspect of Google is my team. I have talented and ambitious colleagues and good management. I am always being pushed to grow and be better.

    Cons

    My role can be repetitive and targets can be disheartening. Promotions involve a lot of internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes it seems like achievement in the core role isn't key to getting promoted even though we are tole the opposite.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    Great company, getting too big

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

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

    Pros

    - perks
    - fun
    - ability to be build great products

    Cons

    - its getting to big
    - things are slower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best people quicker - give them incentive to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    best experience ever

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

    Online media associate

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, colleagues and job environment

    Cons

    Job becomes repetitive at some point

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quick Google review

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

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

    Pros

    By and large the quality of colleagues is incredible and is the single largest reason I have remained with the company. The culture respects work / life balance if you are in the right team and the room to grow or move within the company is extensive.

    Cons

    Becoming bigger and more unwieldy and the layer of consultant management just below or at executive level and reducing the scope for innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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