I’ve been at Google two weeks now and I’m loving it so far. My team is great and the work’s very interesting, but I can’t talk about what I’m doing, so:
There’s a ton of orientation stuff new employees have to do, which hasn’t been much fun. There was a scavenger hunt (which is the kind of thing I usually loathe) but we did find some cool stuff. One of the places on the list was “the music room.” When we went in it was a soundproofed room with a half-dozen guitars along one wall, an electric drumset, synth, a mic, soundboard, amps… it was amazing.
Other things I’ve discovered so far are:
- The library, which has big comfy armchairs and couches, shelves of physical books, and a sci-fi touch interface for checking out ebooks.
- The juice bar: free smoothies anytime.
- The workshop with metal/wood crafting supplies and a 3D printer.
I also got this, er, unique hat:
If anyone wants a propellor beanie, let me know.
8 thoughts on “First Two Weeks at Google”
Funny hat !
My workmates like it, could you send several to China ?
Sorry! I only have one hat and I just had to read a 600-page code of conduct about not sending swag to other countries (among other things), so… no. US-based friends only.
The workshop, library and music room sound amazing. The hat is awesome! I’m super jealous 😉
I know, it’s so cool. Come…. join us… don’t be afraid… http://www.google.com/about/jobs/ (And tell ’em I sent you, I get $4k or something.)
Congrats Kristina… all the best
Awesome hat! How goes the goggling?
Thanks! It’s going well. I’m working on their build system (sort of a distributed make) and it’s a lot of fun.