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Google Reviews in Ireland

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
169 Reviews
4.3
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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.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Online Media in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Contractor - Online Media in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    the perks, company values and social life,their contribution to charitable causes,innovation spirit is unbeatable

    Cons

    performance management,treatment of contractors,HR practices are too strict and bureaucratic (but maybe due to size of company and amount of applications they receive)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, peers, mentors, smart people, great ideas, a constant challenge, fun, perks, remuneration package, environment.

    Cons

    super demanding, competitive, highly political, many roles could be seen as 'cog in a wheel' - hard to understand impact. work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Becoming quite hierarchical. Getting slower. Harder to change things. Over reporting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Culture, people are great and benefits excellent

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult jobs and demanding management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop diversifying so much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Google Maps- Geo-content Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Google

    Pros

    Great Place to work at! Promotion opportunites iif you are willing to work hard. Great perks and incentives.

    Cons

    Low pay in India. The work-life balance is challenging if you are at the middle management level

  6.  

    Great company with some pretty crappy jobs

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture, geo mobility opportunities after a few years, great colleagues, work-life balance, exciting tech future.

    Cons

    Mediocre senior managers, uncompetitive base salaries compared to companies with which Google competes for talent, extremely vague/frustrating promotion process compared to other companies,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Associate Program Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business Associate Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Intern - 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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Best place I have ever worked

    • 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

    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
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    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    Fast learning

    • 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 (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

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