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Updated 21 March 2019
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  • "Can be hard to maintain your work life balance" (in 365 reviews)

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  1. "great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are valued
    employee's voice is heard and actions are taken in case asks are reasonable
    minimum micromanagement, maximum freedom

    Cons

    big corporation so, there is a lot of internal politics


  2. "Sales account manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    I can't say anything bad. It's a great company to work for.

  3. "Good place to work, but by far not most amazing"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Working times (if manager agrees, but not location)
    - free food
    - lot of services
    - possibilities for projects

    Cons

    - everything depends on your manager
    - extremely hierarchical (but hidden), you are stuck in your levels
    - everyone is overqualified for their job

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the levels!


  4. "Associate Account Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, client-facing, exposure to different industries

    Cons

    Very platform-related knowledge. A great role for people who want to stay within marketing.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Salary
    Mobility options
    Events (internal and external)
    Opportunities to work from any Google office

    Cons

    Pressure
    Too much internal politics


  6. "Gaming growth manager"

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    Current Employee - Gaming Growth Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Gaming Growth Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Slow career progression, quite competitive environment at times

    Cons

    food, benefits, people, work-life balance


  7. "Great experience at BOLD 2018 EMEA"

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    Former Employee - Google BOLD in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Google BOLD in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, young and energetic
    Extremely competent

    Cons

    The whole environment and “Tech Company” vive can be tough to handle at the beginning, but you get used to it and then you’ll just love it

  8. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Google full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons


  9. "Agency Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Google full-time

    Pros

    Simply the best company in the world

    Cons

    Relocation across regions should be easier


  10. "Google Cloud: Worst place I've ever worked at"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and events that are organised by the company frequently. Many possibilities for self development, if job role allows.

    Cons

    At Google cloud: Toxic working environment, bad management (poor guidance, poor humanity). When I joined and asked colleagues for help when I had a question, response usually was "just google it, I don't have time for this". Aggressive environment and not a comfortable place to work at. I know some people at Google Ads though and they had very different experiences. I cannot recommend Google Cloud. People aren't friendly, very poor training is provided. Basically, onbparding consisted of a wekk of Bootcamp in either London or Mountanview where general Cloud Strategy is explained and a high level overview of products is given. After that you're thrown into the job, if you're lucky you have a good team. Management is very poor. One example, when my grandfather was sick and in hospital I asked my manager to return to my country to go to see him. His answer was "you can go, but be sure it's not to be away for more than one day". That's not a place I would want to be.

    Advice to Management

    Should set out targets clearly from the beginning, avoid miscommunication, provide quality training and buddies that are successful in their role themselves. Create a positive environment amongst employees. Support.