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Ever wanted to take a look inside Google???

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Google Solar Array Mountain
View, California

Today, Google employs 20,223
people around the world, receiving
a resume every 25 seconds from
eager job-seekers, hiring an average
of nine new employees a day.

A full-size replica of Virgin Atlantic ‘s
Spaceship One (space tourist vehicle)
hangs in the reception area.


To work off the pounds, and the stress . . .

Google has its own state-of-the-art gym . . .
offering weight-training and a host of
exercise machines, rowing machines,
lockers and shower rooms, and two swim-
in-place wave pools.

Other perks include free haircuts, dry

cleaning and laundry, child care, car
services, chiropractors and five onsite
doctors available for employee check-
ups; all free of charge.

Perhaps the most unusual bonus of all…
employees can bring their dogs to work
with them and keep the four-legged
canine in their offices.

We already know that working for Google

has certain advantages, but, believe me,
this giant of a search engine takes the
welfare of its employees seriously as
shown by this decompression (stress)
capsule that is impermeable to sound and

Stress capsule

Moving around the complex:

A slide allows quick access from different

floors… There are also poles available….
they are similar to the ones used in fire stations.


Employees can eat all they want for free

from a vast choice of food and drink,
whipped up by in-house chefs.

Typical Google Lunch

Cookie set-up

Work Station:

Each employee has at least two large screens.

There are 4-6 ‘Zooglers’ per office.


Large boards are available just about everywhere

because ‘ideas don’t always come when seated in
the office’ says one of Google’s managers.


Pool tables, video games, etc. are available

in many areas.


On each floor, there are private cabin areas

where employees attend to personal affairs.

Tech Stop

Having trouble with your computer?
No problem…
Bring it to this area where
drinks are available while it is being fixed…


Professional massage therapists are available.

Rest ….

View relaxing aquariums on massage chairs

that you control …. Ambiance.

There are many books in this library…even

some about programming!


I would LOVE time out in this room!!



About Oliver Schmid

Experienced IT executive with over 20 years of global experience and demonstrated success in driving IT value, business and IT, reducing overall costs, and quickly executing and delivering business solutions. Member of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)

One response »

  1. Damn, it must be nice.


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