. You can be serious without a suit.
Our founders built Google around the idea that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We believe that great, creative things are more likely to happen with the right company culture–and that doesn’t just mean lava lamps and rubber balls. There is an emphasis on team achievements and pride in individual accomplishments that contribute to our overall success. We put great stock in our employees–energetic, passionate people from diverse backgrounds with creative approaches to work, play and life. Our atmosphere may be casual, but as new ideas emerge in a café line, at a team meeting or at the gym, they are traded, tested and put into practice with dizzying speed–and they may be the launch pad for a new project destined for worldwide use.
Our offices and cafes are designed to encourage interactions between Googlers within and across teams, and to spark conversation about work as well as play.
we favor ability over experience
Women at Google lead major portions of the business, growing their careers and themselves along the way.
Google culture revolves around our mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Googlers are proud of this mission and work to better serve our users each and every day. Googlers are passionate and dedicated individuals who really want to make a difference in the world. When you give smart people space to innovate, you unleash the power of imagination, ideas and connectivity to change the world for the better. This ethos embodies the essence of Google culture.
Despite our size and expansion, Google still maintains a start-up culture. Google is not a conventional corporation, and our workdays are not the typical 9 to 5. Our work is project-based, meaning that Googlers focus on specific projects and goals every quarter. If you happen to be hitting your project out of the park, then you might...