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Life at Google

Get to know who we are - from the inside out. From our history and culture, to the people behind our products, get the inside scoop on all things Googley.

Culture and Diversity

We’ve always wanted Google to be a place that brought together smart, talented people from a diversity of backgrounds, and where you could bring your whole self to work. Lots has been written about our great perks, but read on to find out what our culture is really all about.

Working at Google
Our Googlers (past and present) tell all about why they love working here and what they love about the people they work with. You’ll also ...

Women in leadership at Google
As Eileen Naughton put it, she didn’t want to miss this party. Women at Google lead major portions of the business, growing their careers and ...

Groups are key to Google’s culture
You might have heard the term 'Googler,' but what about 'Gleegler' or 'Snowgler'? These are names of just a few of the many employee groups ...

Google: Scale changes everything
Forbes digs into what it means to organize the world’s information to make it universally accessible and useful - and the enormous engineering challenges that ...

Missions that matter
What happens when you mix together entrepreneurial drive, resources, freedom and the urge to do the right thing? A perfect storm. In the Innovation issue ...

Google replants its garage roots in tech workshops
Our metal, wood, welding and electronics workshops are a one-of-a-kind benefit for our Googlers who like to tinker around. We gave the Associated Press a ...

Employee networks at Google
Diversity is a core part of our business and who we are. Watch this clip to learn about our Employee Resource Groups, how they bring ...

Innovation at Google

Our engineers use technology to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. But you don’t have to code to innovate at Google. Learn how Googlers across all our teams think big and find creative ways to work better and smarter in all that we do.

The eight pillars of innovation
Susan Wojcicki is Google employee #16. She shares eight lessons learned during her time here that help ensure that Google prioritizes creativity and innovation as ...

Speed of dreams
Astro Teller (yes, that is his real name) shares how Google bets big on the next world-changing technology that could impact billions of people. Instead ...

Google’s Hamina Data Center
Thinking outside the box helped our infrastructure teams turn an 1950s paper mill into a high-efficiency data center cooled with seawater from Finland Bay. Check ...

Google’s 8-point plan to build a better boss
Good managers matter. We proved it. This New York Times article details how we analyzed scores of data to determine what makes a great manager, ...

Whoa, Google has designers
Googler Jon Wiley, User Experience Designer, gave this presentation on our visual refresh during UX Week 2011. Jon dishes the details on how we approach ...

Search engineering at Google
Hear from the engineers that work on the product that’s been there since our beginning: Google search. They share why they’re excited to come to ...

Route to 2015
We’ve helped revolutionize the advertising world. But really, we’re just getting started. Dennis Woodside shares insights into how we’re thinking about and planning for the ...

The Google Gospel of Speed
"Speed isn’t just a feature, it’s the feature." So says Urs Hoelzle, head of our infrastructure team. Urs shares how milliseconds mega-matter for everything from ...

Alan Eustace on innovation behind the scenes
Alan Eustace shares how some of the biggest innovations at Google happen behind the scenes. Ultimately, these influence the products and services that millions of ...

Alan Eustace on Google’s engineering culture
Engineers that join Google have an incredible foundation to build upon. Alan Eustace shares how our massive user base and infrastructure allows small engineering teams ...

Alan Eustace on taking it all in
Alan Eustace describes how Google is modeled after universities to create an environment built on curiosity, research and innovation. This commitment, coupled with tremendous existing ...

Googler's Voice

People are at the core of who we are, and Googlers have taken all kinds of paths in their careers to get here. Learn more about what we do and some of the choices we’ve made along the way.

Doodle team shares their advice for young artists
Google’s homepage is one of the most-viewed web pages on the planet, a perfect canvas for doodling. Our “Doodlers,” the team of Googlers in charge ...

Alan Eustace on Google’s mission
Alan Eustace believes that Google’s mission to organize and make accessible the world’s information will create a better world where, as a society, we will ...

Why I'm leaving Harvard
When he left academia to join Google full time, Matt Welsh explained that the allure was the scope and impact of the work he could ...

A chat with Google’s Seattle video-chat guru
Engineering director Chee Chew and his team in Kirkland, Washington were trying to better connect with their teammates in Stockholm, Sweden. So they built an ...

Google's Thomas Williams finds creativity in computers
Engineering director Thomas Williams encourages Googlers to “build their own treadmills,” giving them freedom to set their own objectives, find creative solutions and even hit ...

Google +1 more: I'm joining Google Monday
Louis Gray went from breaking tech news to making it. After spending over a dozen years working with various startups and blogging about his experiences, ...

Women to watch: Bonita Stewart
Coming to Google in Silicon Valley from DaimlerChrysler in Detroit was quite a shift, but gave Bonita Stewart a unique perspective on how big brands ...

Working at Google Gurgaon - Durand: Account Manager
For Durand, a job as an AdWords Account Manager has broadened his horizons, connecting him with Googlers in Brazil, Ireland, India and elsewhere on a ...

Working at Google Mountain View - Oleg: Engineer
Just eight months after joining Google, Oleg got the opportunity to lead a team in developing internal tools for our sales teams. He shares his ...

Working at Google Mountain View - Raman: Research Scientist
"Building things at Google is fun," Raman explains. That’s because when you create something in Google’s labs, it doesn’t just stay a "research toy." Raman ...

Working at Google London - Tim, Software Engineer
Tim talks about how the small team sizes at Google helped him execute quickly and make critical changes in direction as demanded by the project. ...

Stories by Googlers
Take a trip with us down memory lane. We’ve grown a lot since our founding, but we’ve still got a scrappy and ambitious startup spirit ...

Benefits

When it comes to our benefits and perks, we have everything you’d expect from a large company, like health insurance, retirement benefits and so on. But we also offer way more than the basics. Our benefits are part of who we are, and they’re designed to take care of the whole you and keep you healthy, whether physically, emotionally, financially or socially.

Learn more about our benefits

How we hire

Our process is pretty basic; the path to getting hired usually involves a first conversation with a recruiter, a phone interview and an onsite interview at one of our offices. But there are a few things we've baked in along the way that make getting hired at Google a little different.

Learn more about how we hire