What seems like the ultimate dream in the world of Google, Facebook and Social Media is to work in one of these awesome companies, that nurture the body and soul while working towards an ultimate goal of world domination. Being such a big fan of Google I am more than inclined to try to find out what to would be like to actually work in there. Google has made it easier not requiring to “Google It” to find the behind the scenes versions of working at Google. YouTube is filled with videos of Google generally. Not only will I share the videos of working at Google, but I also want to share some of the interesting unique things of Google. So well, here goes, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to be a Googler, these cool clips should give you a little bit of insight…
A tour of GooglePlex in 200 Seconds
As most of you might already know, the Google Head quarters in also lovingly known as Googleplex by the beloved Googlers. Here’s a look at GooglePlex.
Google the best place to work – CNBC Report (2007)
Its not just my dream but after reports like this Google has been not only acknowledged by Geeks as the best place to work, but even by different news channels, career councilmen etc.
A look at Google’s office at Zurich
The Google New York Office
The Google Australia Office
The Google Office in Madison
The Google Chicago Office
The Google Russia Office
Google Data Centers
Working at Google India – Some Interviews
Working at the Google Gurgaon Office
Working at Google Hyderabad
Working at Google Bangalore
Google is a Geek
Not only is there awesome geek fun working at the Google campuses worldwide, the company Google also has a very big Geek heart. From binary, Lego toys, Maths geek pointers to having their own Dinosaur Google is a big Geek.
Google’s First Ever Tweet
Google’s first ever Twitter post was as satisfyingly geeky as you could hope for. The message, sent in February 2009, reads “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.”
For anyone not fluent in binary, here’s a hint — it’s a well known phrase from the company’s homepage. Got it? Yep, it reads: “I’m feeling lucky.”
Google is Dog Friendly
Google is a super dog-friendly company. Although YouTube has made cats the most popular pets of the internet, Google still maintains that the company is more a Dog Friendly company and not really cat friendly.
According to Google’s “Dog Policy”, one indiscretion too many on the Google carpets, or aggressive behavior, means Lassie will have to stay at home in the future. Strong bladdered and friendly canines are more than welcome across the campus.
Unfortunately, cats are not quite as welcome. Here’s an excerpt taken directly from Google’s Code of Conduct: “Google’s affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture. We like cats, but we’re a dog company, so as a general rule we feel cats visiting our offices would be fairly stressed out.”
Google’s Own Dinosaur
By all accounts, there are many wondrous sights to be seen at the Googleplex, but one of the most arresting is surely the gigantic T-Rex skeleton — nicknamed “Stan” after a “real” dino found nearby — that looms menacingly at Googlers in Mountain View.
One thing seems for sure — just like the company itself — life at the Googleplex must be far from dull.