Google Solar Array – Mountain View, California
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: 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. Employees can bring their dogs to work with them and keep the four-legged canine in their offices.
Decompression (stress) capsule that is impermeable to sound and light….
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
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…
Professional massage therapists are available.
Rest: View relaxing aquariums on massage chairs that you control …
There are many books in this library…even some about programming!