Google EU Headquarters
Google was founded by 1998 by two Stanford PhD students, Larry Paige and Sergey Brin. The organisation began as a search engine provider but since then has diversified into numerous other Information Technology sectors. Today Google LLC specialises in internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google now employee over 85,000 worldwide and their parent company, Alphabet, recorded a 23% growth and revenue of $110.90 billion in 2017.
The Google EU Headquarters is based in the Dublin’s dockland and a sprawling 507,000 square feet, spanning over four buildings. The headquarters is described by Google as a growth engine for its businesses across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The main campus building has 14 floors, all of which have a unique themes that symbolize Googles identify and values; Search, Appiness (Apps), Be Green, Home, Create, Organise and Innovate.
Galway Business School went to visit the Google Headquarters in 2016. The students got a tour of the inspirational campus which was followed by a talk on Google’s Business Management and Innovation Strategy. We also got to speak to employees who work in Google and got first-hand knowledge about what is like to be an employee in one of world’s top IT companies. The tour finished with lunch in one of the five on-site restaurants.