I feel like I should write something here about working for Google, but I really don’t have that much to say. So I work for Google, in Boulder CO, though I have not actually seen my office yet, since I am in training in Mountain View, CA. Training, at least, is just like being in college! There is a huge campus, 1000’s of people milling about, and you go to classes and then do homework on your laptop. There is even hazing of newbies. (sort of, it’s just silly hats) The difference is, everything is secret and I can’t tell you about it, and the food is free.
If you would also like to work for Google, they are still hiring (smart) people like crazy. If I know you, and you don’t currently work for 21CSI (I have a 1 year no-recruit contract there) send me your resume, and I’ll get it to a recruiter. My office (Boulder) in particular is trying to hire people, so you might even work with me if you apply there.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how friendly and helpful everyone has been. Total strangers will walk up and say, “Hey Noogler, we’re going to get some lunch, wanna come?”
I’m a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things I need to learn though, Google has so many internal tools and systems to learn. I suppose, when you have 23,000 employees and millions of customers, off the shelf tools just don’t cut it.