Account Manager (Former Employee) – Dublin – 25 September 2018
Google is a great place for work - fun environment, smart and ambitious colleagues, global brand and some of the best perks of the market. Yet, I've never seem so many frustrated people around. Once you step in, you almost immediately enter the promotion race (even if that wasn't on your mind originally). And once you are in that race, you are bound to get disappointed.
If you start off on senior manager/director level, things might look differently for you. But for majority of Google Dublin's staff, this is how it goes.
Medical insurance, pension compensation, free food, free gym, transport allowance and many more
Some middle managers are completely out of tune, lack of transparency
I had my first job out of college here, and even though the offices are amazing, with all the perks you could ever want or expect, you work so much that this is basically no need for it, as me and most people in my team were working closer to 50-60 hours a lot of weeks than the 45 originally suggested in the contract.
I feel that Google, at least in Dublin has a unhealthy culture. This is down to the expectation of working large amounts of unpaid overtime, very sharp elbows and strange management styles. I feel that the overarching sentiment from management at least in my team was leadership by fear. It always also seemed very political, in the way that who you knew and how well you know them was always more important than what you actually did.
There are positives though, I will always be happy to have Google on my resume, it is seen as a sign of quality for future employers.
Had a great time there working on the Dutch PPC team, great culture, great work/life balance. Opportunities for advancement are very achievable. Most enjoyable part of the job was hitting target. Hardest part of the job was deciding where to have lunch!
Advertising associate - Customer Care (Former Employee) – Dublin – 4 July 2018
By far Google is one of the best places to work for, they bring equality to reality, they care about their employees, they take the time to conduct training sessions that are beneficial to your career progression and they genuinely care about their customers which makes it one fantastic place to work for. The only thing is you may need to work long hours at times.
Facilities (Former Employee) – Dublin – 9 October 2018
Great perks and a good learning experience for the young and old. Contractors on site (Barrow Street) are treated equally! (Offsite, East Point, not the same case!) Employees are encouraged to take breaks, which eases daily stress. Onsite gym and food made life a lot easier, but these perks also had people staying at work longer. Some don't mind this at all, as long as you're not burning yourself out! Overall, it was a wonderful experience and if there was room to move up in my field, I would have stayed.
Free food; breaks are encouraged; motivation all around you.
The best company I've worked for in terms of company culture, inspiring people, innovating things that have an impact on society. Cons are "imposter syndrome" you might face when working with people from best universities, best families, etc. and the fact that career progression is quite hard and entry-level jobs are not that amazing.
Account Manager and Product Specialist (Former Employee) – Dublino, Irlanda – 28 November 2018
Google è come la descrivono un ambiente informale dove viene data l'opportunità di crescere a ragazzi molto giovani. L'abiente è stimolante ma allo stesso tempo richiede molto impegno. La concorrenza è tanta e i colleghi sono molto ambiziosi.
creative environment productive and professional work place
Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Dublin – 22 May 2018
Since when I started working in different projects for Google I had the opportunity to learn many things related to Marketing and Digital. The dynamic and creative environment gave me the chance to grow a lot in terms of self motivation to learn new things and in terms of self management, thanks to this I developed a 'get things done' attitude and to be more productive in my work place.
Content Review (Former Employee) – Asia square tower – 11 June 2017
This is an ideal place to work. If I wouldn't have gone back to Vietnam for family reasons, I would love to stay here to work.
- My typical day is to review the content of the ads appeared in the websites which contain owner ads to see if there are any violations to our T&C and will rate the content accordingly. I have to maintain 95-100% of accuracy. Failing to do so, we have to redo again and again till the quality meets. - In terms of culture, I would say it's vibrant and active. However, everyone seemed to be too focus into works that they tend to forget what's going on with other colleagues. - The most enjoyable part is needless to say, food, and facilities - of the world class employers :)
Program Lead, Trust and Safety (Former Employee) – Dublin – 23 July 2016
Overall a Productive, Innovative and Fun workplace. That said, the intense competition between the extremely intelligent and competitive environment between colleagues can get intense at times with people resorting to pull in long hours sometimes just to try and get ahead
The company multiple ongoing trainings to benefit their employees both professionally and personally. There is more than enough opportunities for employees to pursue their interests/pet projects and to give to the community.
Compensation is competitive. Between salary packages, bonuses, stock refreshers and the various facilities on campus (think- sleep pods, free meals and unlimited snacks) comfortably put the company among the market leaders in a group of its peers
Free food and misc. perks :)
Work can get stressful at times and employees might be putting in few days of long work hours