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Google Dublin Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance is often mentioned but rarely (in 279 reviews)

  • Sometimes you feel you are very alone in this big company (in 236 reviews)

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  1. "Agency Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agency Development Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Agency Development Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Job opportunities internal
    * Perks that take worries away (food, gym, insurance, doctors onsite, parental leave, annual leave)
    * Overall pretty smart people

    Cons

    * Snake pit in terms of internal politics and promotions
    * Business is growing so fast organic, individual impact unclear (=unsatisfying)
    * Almost nobody actually cares about the job they were hired for, mostly focused on getting promotions, visibility project, impressing management

    Advice to Management

    Dive into the 'successes' and 'wins' of your sales people, 99% of the time they're actually just organic and no driven by good sales behaviours. People are spending their time on finding and writing success stories instead of actual working.


  2. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Castleblayney (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Castleblayney (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn all the time

    Cons

    Too much stress, believe me

    Advice to Management

    It was very busy job


  3. "Associate Account Strategist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits ranging from onsite gyms, a pool, massages to generous salary packages.
    The best upside is the people.

    Cons

    The company is steering in a very dangerous direction in the sales dep. 100% focus on short term success, leaving customers frustrated and employees stressed. Work-Life-Balance is horrendous (even with all the benefits).

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on sustainable growth and take feedback onboard instead of just looking at profits, the warning signs are clear.


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  5. "Contractor at Google"

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

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

    Pros

    working in Google office with benefits like gym, food etc., interesting, nice colleagues, motivated people

    Cons

    as a contractor you are always a bit 'second class', you do not have all the benefits like insurance, bonus, a bit lower salary, access to tools, you can not attend to team meetings!


  6. "Data Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, supportive environment and a lot of trust and autonomy.

    Cons

    It's a big company and things can change fast at a high-level.


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    "Product Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary and the physical office environment are hard to beat. If you fit in the opportunities for advancement are there.

    Cons

    I didn't like the atmosphere or the way people treated each other. It was extremely competitive and socially I felt like I was back in school (in a bad way!).

    The 9 - 6 day is too long (9 - 5.30 would be fair) and after hours work is frequently expected of you.

    Advice to Management

    The quarterly reviews - I don't think people should be graded against their peers as it's a disincentive to work as a team.


  8. "Great benefits, nice culture and awesome team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free Canteen for breakfast lunch and dinner. Treats, Parties, Guest speakers, Gym, inspiring leaders.
    Cool work spaces with a mostly relaxed attitude

    Cons

    Conversion interviews - being interviewed by people who don't know you for a job in a team yoi areally currently in

    Advice to Management

    TVC allowances being different from that of other offices.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Smart people
    - Opportunity to travel with business

    Cons

    - Fewer opportunities internally now that the company has matured


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, coffee, etc. Flexible work hours. Gym, pool, etc

    Cons

    Very hard workload, you don't really have an impact on the company or even a service with your contribution unless you're a VP, middle management is politically talented, a few of my colleagues think they are the cream of the crop since they work at Google

    Advice to Management

    Hire more diversity, not only super talented PhD candidates from around the world. Some of my most wise and smartest friends aren't getting into Google while they understand some of our services better than I do.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "All that glitters is not gold - overqualified people in a huge competition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Account Strategist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It looks great in your CV
    You can learn a lot about online marketing
    International work environment
    Free Food, Gym etc.

    Cons

    Huge competition
    Almost everyone is overqualified for ther work
    Google is far from a StartUp, everything is political, not the best people get promoted but the best in politics
    Living costs in Dublin are extremly high compared, the salary is low especially after the taxes
    Work/Life Balance is a myth

    In the end you are a small part in a huge machinery where no noe really cares. At the beginning you think it is great, but in the end, you are way better of at other companies

    Advice to Management

    -hire divers people
    -make the work more challenging itself, not just increasing targets
    -set motivations
    -better development opportunities
    -fight the promotion with a lot of presence instead of impact


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