Thursday, June 28, 2007
Some interesting anecdotes:
- Google has "Tech Stops" on every floor where employees can trade in old hardware and get tech support. All it takes is a swipe of a card to check out an item.
- Google doesn't have a well-defined career path. "There is no career development plan from individual contributor to manager. Basically if you get good reviews, you get more money and a fancier title (“Senior Software Engineer II”) but that’s about it."
- Google is like a college campus: everything is provided for you (food, free broadband, private bus transportation to work, free or subsidized mobile phones, etc.).
- You have to actively take advantage of the 20% rule. Most Googlers don't have a 20% project.