Inside Google’s Offices
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 | Author: David Morris

Working in the wrong office ?




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.


Exercise



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 light….


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.


Food



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.


Innovation:



Large boards are available just about everywhere because ‘ideas don’t always come when seated in the office,’ says one of Google’s managers.


Leisure.



Pool tables, video games, etc. are available in many areas.


Communication.



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…



Health:

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!!

Category: Corporate