Google Reviews in Ireland

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development (in 126 reviews)

  • Free food onsite three times a day is an essential convenience factor (in 249 reviews)


Cons
  • This is one reason why maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging (in 113 reviews)

  • You can feel that it's a really big company now - difficult to advance & a lot of red tape (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing company, great benefits and lots of responsibility from day 1 on!

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

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

    Pros

    - Incredible perks
    - Amazing people
    - Competitive salary
    - Worldwide locations-
    - Being part of creating the future

    Cons

    - Sometime there is the "big company syndrome" that everyone is trying to overcome at Google

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, but surpassingly VERY unorganised

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone are so brilliantly internally connected

    Cons

    As a contractor you're completely ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to everyone equally - stop discriminating!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work! Great atmosphere, ultimate benefits

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to jump in working life after graduating. The best benefits in the business, most amazing collegues and option to work abroad. Lots of options to expand your knowledge by doing extra courses (on- or offline).

    Cons

    Lots of people with great potential, all looking for promotion. You might not get the opportinities to grow as soon as you think you deserve them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open about the options of in company growth right from the start

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast moving, lots of trust, amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Everyone is amazing, so it's difficult to stand out, can be competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very fast paced environment - you work hard for those amazing perks

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

    I worked at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team. Lots of opportunities to get involved on projects outside the core role. Amazing perks. Learnt a lot. Fantastic hiring managers and teams, everyone that you work with is so dynamic, intelligent and passionate about what try do. Yummy food.

    Cons

    Very rigid recruitment process which makes it difficult to manage candidates. Expectations are super high so expect long hours and to be overloaded. Most recruiters do not get extended after the 11 month contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place but not for entrepreneurs

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

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

    Pros

    Food is amazing, the people you meet will help you grow as an individual. Google is a really fun environment.

    Cons

    Moving up is hard, sometimes politics play a role in promotions etc...
    Moving to another office as not as easy as they make it seem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding employer image is absolutely justified!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits and perks for sure. However, its the people, the spirit, the respect and the amazing diversity that makes Google an outstanding employer. I am in the company for less than 3 months and already got an approval to learn a new language out of personal interest! And my manager does everything to support my personal and professional development, however leaves me space to settle and familiarize with the new environment.

    Cons

    You are in a competitive environment and suddenly you're not one of the smartest of your peers anymore (like you were in college) but are really challenged to go above and beyond to stand out. And some teams are really competitive, especially those who get performance bonus. There is a LOT to learn and it is quite overwhelming and seems a little fuzzy in the beginning, but pretty soon there is this point where the puzzle suddenly starts to make sense!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes, focus more on the team as an entity than on individuals!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Junior managers

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with. Great environment and offices. Really working on a state of the art company where days passed flying. If you keep your motivation up and had the luxury of supportive management you can go as far as your imagination.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment where promotions are based on a gauss chart and not necessary on your achievements or performance. Promotion Ranking/evaluation system very subjective sometimes. Junior managers leading teams without the experience needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the management are experienced enough to bring the best of a team. People left jobs not because of the work but because their bosses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Local data Evaluator

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

    I have been working at Google full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    free food
    international
    easy work
    internal promotions
    frree food

    Cons

    -Horrible managment
    -repeating work
    -long hours
    -stupid rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire people that have actual experience or a degree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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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