The Googler


After reading the blog prompt, the first company I immediately thought of was Google. The reason why I chose Google is because after working in New York City this past summer I met numerous individuals working for a variety of companies such as Goldman Sachs, SumZero, Contrarian Capital and last but not least, Google. Of all these firms, everyone told me how they were working extremely long hours, how their bosses were jerks and how their offices were nothing special. All mentioned similar things about their working environments, except for my friend’s roommate, Adam, who had recently began working at Google. Let me start by saying that no one in our friend group called Adam, Adam. We called him The Googler. This is because when he initially joined Google, he not only joined the company of Google, but most importantly, he joined the culture of Google. On Adam’s first day he was welcomed by a colleague greeting him, “Hey!!! You’re a Googler now!” This was the beginning of his incredible job experience. Adam was the only one in our friend group who raved about his work and how amazing everything at Google was. He had constant energy, but most importantly, he did not consider work as work. He sincerely told us how it was his responsibility to provide the best he could for his clients. This is because of Google’s work culture, which all starts with one of their mottos: “It’s really the people that make Google the kind of company it is.” Google’s culture not only embodies everything of a utopian work environment, but most importantly, demonstrates that a good employer leads to good outcomes. Incase you have never seen any of Google’s complexes, next time you’re bored and on the Internet, go ahead and search Google offices. Or take a look at Some of Google’s office spaces here. These offices are insane! Some have bowling allies, nap-pods, rock climbing walls and even hair salons. Oh, and did I mention the free food that the employees also get? It is evident that Google believes in providing the best working environment for their employees in order to get the best quality of work out of their stakeholders in return. Due to theses incredible, facilities and benefits, Adam was truly producing his best quality of work in return and most likely so are other Googlers. Today, Adam, or the Googler continues to work at Google as an account manager for retail clients. He not only loves his job, but truly believes that Google extremely values their employees because it will lead to better outcomes. In addition to constant donations for renewable energy projects and creating their own energy-efficient projects, the efforts of Google exemplify their social responsibility as a major corporation. By providing their internal structure of the company with the best possible aid, Google stakeholders are propelled to externally provide the best for others.

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5 thoughts on “The Googler”

  1. I think the most telling part of your blog was when you said “when he initially joined Google, he not only joined the company of Google, but most importantly, he joined the culture of Google.” There’s a reason Googled ranked number one on the Fortune 500 list back-to-back years, and that sentence sums it up perfectly. Not only does Google talk about their unique, employee friendly culture, but they actually back it up. My blog this week was about a company I did an externship for that really promoted their culture as well, but they did not follow through on it the way Google does.

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  2. Google is THE example for a good working environment. In this society, working for Google is the best of the best. The reason Google is able to maintain their success is because of their employees, and the reasons they’re able to retain their employees is because of their success, which leads to their awesome company perks. However, this has drawn top talent away from many other industries in need that cannot provide the exclusive, insane, perks that Googlers expect.

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    1. Cameron, I 100% agree that Google is, “THE example for a good working environment.” I also agree that it does not get much better, in regards to stakeholder perks than working for Google. You bring up a very interesting topic as well, by mentioning that Google takes away top talent from many other industries. I wonder how accurate or inaccurate this is. Does having extremely good working conditions and perks for employees effect other industries negatively? This thought really resonated with me because it may be possible that all the good that Google believes they are doing by helping their stakeholders, may effect others industries shareholders negatively in regards to not being able to recruit the quality of stakeholders that Google can through its perks. Great comment. Thanks for your insight.

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      1. I think this is a really interesting point you bring up about worker perks funneling the talent into one company rather than “sharing” with other companies. I don’t know what it would look like if google’s employees went elsewhere? Would they succeed? Perhaps, the environment would create productive employees out of someone who would otherwise be stagnant in a different corporate environment, or maybe the talent, skill, and leadership of google employees would travel with them and shape whichever company they were a part of. I would like to think that other companies besides Google can create similar work environments.

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