Working in the Wrong Office?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Decompression (stress) capsule that is impermeable to sound and light….

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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

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Food
: Employees can eat all they want for free from a vast choice of food and drink, whipped up by in-house chefs.

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Typical Google Lunch

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Cookie set-up

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Each employee has at least two large screens. There are 4-6 ‘Zooglers’ per office.

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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.

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Leisure:
Pool tables, video games, etc. are available in many areas.

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Communication:
On each floor, there are private cabin areas where employees attend to personal affairs.


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Tech Stop: Having trouble with your computer?  No problem…bring it to this area where drinks are available while it is being fixed…

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Health:
Professional massage therapists are available.

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Rest:
View relaxing aquariums on massage chairs that you control …

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

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My Dream Bike

Dreambike

Hello, my name is John and I ride a bicycle. My bicycle is worth more than your car and has Shimano gears which are the best

As bicycles do not come with safety airbags, I now carry an inflatable raft and pump with me at all times. A lot of people choose not to ride a bicycle because they are too embarrassed to wear a crash helmet but by painting the helmet light brown, it can easily be disguised as a large mushroom.