Life at Google is to some extent like being on a tropical island. There has been a huge storm, the dot-com bubble bust and left and right people wash up on the beach from their respective ship wrecks. Theyâre good people, only the best swimmers make it to the island and they have experience â Microsoft hires out of school, Google hires people that have something to show for. You sit down at lunch and hereâs this guy that worked for Sun when Sun was still a hot start-up. Thereâs another guy who worked for four start-ups, all gone belly-up now. Other people were not in a ship wreck, but jumped overboard voluntarily, people from Oracle fed up with the bureaucracy or people from Microsoft, fed up with, you know, being from Microsoft.
Google has been the hottest thing in the valley for quite some time now and it is an amazing place to work â a bit like Sun twenty years ago, or Netscape ten. It just goes to show that around here you donât really work for a company, but you work in
Anyway, the islands isnât full and if you think youâd make a good Googler, drop me a line. Google is always looking for smart and motivated people.