Monday, July 18, 2011

My son got a job with Google.......

Ever wonder why Google staff prefer working long hours in the office rather than going home?

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 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.


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.

There are many books in this library....even some about programming!

Rest ....

View relaxing aquariums on massage chairs that you control ... Ambiance.

I would LOVE time out in this room!!

Tell you what! One of my son has just got a job with them. I sent him this message.. Congratulation son for getting the job in proud of you.

I was equally happy to receive this reply from him. Like to share with all my readers....

Hi Dad,

The stuff that you see here are all real. Google is really a great company and joining the company is a dream come through for many as the recruitment process is long and tedious. I spent a total of 9 interviews over a period of 3 months coupled with spending another 3 weeks gathering all the pertinent information about myself and have it certified before sending it to google HR for regional and global team approval. And finally a job offer that came 2 weeks after that. The interviews were the hardest having grilled by your reporting boss and all the team members that i m currently working now. If any of them were to blackball me, i will lose the opportunity to move to the next stage.

Was fortunate and lucky that i managed to get through each of them. Frankly i didnt put much hope to it as i didnt know that i would start any chance as i didnt come from an elite university as preferred by Google. Grateful that the opportunity came and i must thank you dad for everything as you helped me made it happened . All the lecturing, canning, motivation, support and more importantly love that you had provided me had allowed me to learn and have such great opportunity. I m truly blessed knowing that you will continue to give the above without any conditions.

Thanks for everything dad.



Specially for Alvin - "We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present" - Adlai E. Stevenson -

1 comment:

Alvin Foo said...

Hi Dad,

Thanks for giving me full page congrats on your blogroll. I m definitely motivated and will do my best to make you proud.