Google 101 Facts

76-101 Google’s Amazing Work Culture

Google showers its employees with

unique perks. There was a time when they provided a subsidy of $5000 for purchasing a hybrid car in order to inspire their employees to use cleaner and greener technologies.

Google provides a complete

Gourmet meal, 3 times a day, to its employees. Some people claim the food is better than a 5 star restaurant (but having eaten there we don't but its not bad..).

Google believes that its employees should not have to

go more than 150 feet for food. Therefore, it has food stations placed everywhere within the 150 feet for the employees

Google has a real job profile named

“Chief Cultural Officer” who is responsible to retain Google’s cultures like no hierarchy, happy employees, and a flat organization.

A Google employee is named a

“Googler” and a new employee is given the name of “Noogler”.

The Googlers at the California office do not like lawn mowers and prefer

goats to come and clean their lawns. They really love the cute quotient of this live lawn mower.

Google is a dog friendly company that

allows its employees to bring their well-behaved canines to office with them.

Google loves the environment so it formed

Google Green that is dedicated towards developing renewable energy supplies.

Google encourages its engineers to spend

20% of their time on ideas of their own. Google has many products that came out of this 20% idea.

Googlers can ride company provided

bicycles around the Googleplex. Google makes sure its employees do not have to walk through their huge campuses, and that they use greener technologies.

Why is Google is sometimes nicknamed the “Mountain View Chocolate Factory”.

That's not because its gives its employees lot of chocolates (although it does). It is used as a comparison of Google to Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, because of a similarity in the cultures of Wonka’s factory and the Googleplex who both employ slightly strange eccentric but dedicated “engineers”.

Google provides on-site

physicians and nurses, who make sure the employees do not have to leave the campus for medical checkups. Google believes that happy and healthy employees are the best employees.

Google provides its employees with

comprehensive health coverage that also covers their families’ health care requirements. Google understands the importance of family and does everything to make sure they are taken care of.

Google employees and their families are covered by

travel insurance, even on their personal vacations. Hence, no matter where you go, if you are a Googler, you are insured.

Google employees get special perks and breaks when

they are expecting a baby or getting married. Google India for example it offers a baby bonding benefit of around $250 to young mothers soon after the child is delivered, quite unusual in a country like India.

Googlers can request to work anywhere for a

change of mood. They do not have to go and sit in their cubicles every day. It is a pleasure being a Googler.

Google offers

$6,000 for when an employee provides a successful referral. It’s a win-win situation.

On 2007’s April fool’s day, the employees of the Google New York office actually lost

and found a real snake in the middle of a prank. Celebrating April fool’s day at Google is a tradition. Google is known to play practical pranks that have left people around the world spellbound on many occasions.

Google used Steegle.com founder, Stephen Hind, to

present a webinar on how to use Google Sites broadcast from the Google UK Headquarters - see Google Sites Webinar.

Google does not provide direct support for its free products and instead runs

the Google Top Contributor programme, a collection of volunteers who provide the most active and knowledgeable answers you'll find in Google’s Help Forums. Here at Steegle.com we employ and gather contributions from Google Top Contributors for the content of the site.

Google provides certification programmes for

its partners and individuals to show their expertise in Google products. Here at Steegle.com we have achieved Google Apps Authorised Reseller status and we employ various experts including Google Apps Certified Deployment and Sales specialists, Google Apps Certified Administrators and we're working towards other Google certifications too.

Good at searching on Google? Learn more at

http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/ This site offers basic and advanced self-paced courses in how to get the best out of Google Search.

Google like charitable work so made

Google.org to develop technologies to help address global challenges and supports innovative partners through grants, investments and in-kind resources.

The best way to ranked number 1 on a Google Search is to

bribe several Google employees, but since Google has so many check and balances in their search technology not even this would work. The real way to get ranked well is to have unique, original content that other sites want to link to - simples!