How do they work at Google
Many people find it important to feel at work almost as comfortable as at home. Alas, not all companies can provide this. The field of it-technologies has long been entrenched in the fame of creative and modern offices, as well as non-standard workflow. Today we’ll talk about how they work at the Google office in Moscow and how it looks.
Google’s Moscow office is located in Baltschug Plaza and approximately 150 people of various specialties work there. His concept was to create an office with a real Russian soul. Many of the walls in the room are decorated with red brick or carved wood, each room has its own special look in the style of Russian folklore or cinema. Whether the developers of the office have succeeded in implementing their plans – judge for yourself.
The company places information on free vacancies on its official website. If you liked the position, you can immediately apply for an interview on the website, and a recruitment manager will contact you. It’s very convenient, you don’t need to go to sites looking for vacancies if you want to work on Google.
The peculiarity of hiring employees is that during the interview the candidate communicates not only with the manager, but also with his potential colleagues. All Google employees are a team, and its members must feel connected with each other.
Often at the interview ask unusual questions. For example, for what kind of payment would you agree to wash all the windows in Seattle, why the manhole covers are round, how can the term “database” be explained to a 7-year-old child. The purpose of such questions is not to get the right answer (after all, for many of them the only right answer does not exist), but to reveal how much the candidate can think creatively and find solutions in unusual situations.
How they work at Google (Moscow)
The working process
Google is very free to work time employees. That is, each employee must work out the standard eight hours a day, but at what particular hours he will do it – he decides. Someone is comfortable working in the morning, someone in the evening. Nobody is following what employees are doing in the office. They can sit in the cafe for half a day or play the console. The main thing is the result of the work done, not its process.
Each employee can allocate the fifth part of his working time to his own projects. Of course, they should be relevant to his activities, but may not be included in the list of direct duties. Thanks to this principle, the Gmail service was once created.
All newcomers to the team undergo their first internship at the Dublin office. There they are told about everything that they will need during their work – corporate culture, organization of the work process, etc. In the Moscow office, it is also customary to contact each other on “you” and call the interlocutor only by name, without any middle names and respectful prefixes. And it doesn’t matter if you are talking with a colleague or with your boss. In terms of dress code, everything is also more than loyal – you can come to work in absolutely anything. Of course, in the framework of common sense and decency.
All Google employees have an event like TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday – “Thank God, it’s Friday.”) Every Friday evening, the team gets together, and with a glass of beer, wine or something else they share with each other news from their professional world and discuss new projects and achievements for the week.
The office is made on the principle of “open space”. In each room, jobs are placed in a chaotic manner. Tables and chairs are everywhere of different heights and shapes, and everyone can choose the place that suits him. Each floor of the office is made in its own style. Since this is the Moscow office of Google, I wanted something genuinely Russian, and I must say, this is the wish of the employees themselves. For example, one floor is made in the style of the Moscow metro, the other – in the style of Russian fairy tales, films and cartoons.
There are many meeting rooms in the office – there employees can chat with each other or make appointments for guests. There are also meeting rooms for one person – if you need to talk on Skype so that no one distracts or think in silence. Meeting rooms also have a thematic design, and their names are corresponding.