GOOGLE Has Made the Fortune's “Best Places To Work” List for the Past Two Years
It is astounding to consider that in just 15 years, Google’s search engine, is now used globally over 100 billion times a month. In 1998 the two-man team of Larry Page and Sergey Brin teamed up to create an organization that now employs nearly 37,000 people in 40 different countries. Introducing products most of us take for granted, including Google Maps, Gmail, Translator, Google Earth, and Android.
The c- founders set their sights on making Google a truly great place to work. Determined to attract and retain great talent, they went in search of organizations that had proven histories of caring for people, driving incredible innovation, and building remarkable brands.
It has been said that employees get free haircuts during work hours along with free food, gym memberships, and even Wi-Fi-outfitted shuttle rides to work. Just drive by the Irvine headquarters during lunch and you will undoubtedly see staff actively playing basketball in the courtyard.
Google solicits employee feedback on everything from how they prefer to be compensated, to the design of new bicycles used throughout the expansive headquarters campus. Company leaders, including Page and Brin, conduct employee forums and respond to the most-asked questions.
It’s wonderful to see that a firm as large as Google still cares about the people that have contributed to the success of one the most influential companies in the world today.
In the words of Google CEO Larry Page: “Almost everyone who has had an idea that’s somewhat revolutionary or wildly successful was first told they were insane.”