Google’s lavish perks, along with a “college-like” atmosphere, helped win the company number one position on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” 2007 ranking:
Life for Google employees at the Mountain View campus is like college. It feels like the brainiest university imaginable - one in which every kid can afford a sports car (though geeky hybrids are cooler here than hot rods). Here the shabbily dressed engineers always will be the big men (and, yes, women) on campus.
"Hard-core geeks are here because there's no place they'd rather be," says Dennis Hwang, a Google Webmaster. Another similarity to college: New Googlers (Nooglers, in Google parlance) tend to pile on the "Google 15" when confronted with all the free food. “
How do Googlers feel about Google?:
The people at Google, it should be stated, almost universally see themselves as the most interesting people on the planet. Googlers tend to be happy-go-lucky on the outside, but Type A at their core. Ask one what he or she is doing, and it's never "selling ads" or "writing code." No, they're on a quest "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." That's from the actual mission statement, by the way, which employees can and do cite with cloying frequency.
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