Apple Inc. employs over 6,000 people at its European headquarters, based in Cork. Among other priorities, Apple HQ focuses on customer care, iTunes, finance, localisation, logistics and organises the supply of products to more than 147 countries.
Google Ireland employs over 8,000 people from over 75 different countries, speaking 70 different languages. The sales team supports over 100 markets, while the engineering team is responsible for a fleet of data centres across Europe (among the most energy efficient in the world).
With a campus in Leopardstown in Dublin, Microsoft employs 2,000 people of over 71 nationalities. Services include everything from software development, testing and localisation to operations, finance, HR and sales & marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.