Google Mountain View, a First-Hand Tour

From writing code to maintaing clients of every size, the heart of everything Google is found at their global headquarters, Mountain View. I am sure you have all seen their campus from various pictures and blog posts across the web. It truly is where they dream up and design products that are changing the ways people find information, do business, communicate and learn. They call it the Googleplex. Here is a first hand look.

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This globe shows the number of Google searches in real-time and where they are coming from and in what volume (brighter light).

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Google employees can bring their laundry to work and get it done.

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Bicycles are a big part of the Google culture.

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This is an employee bowling alley. Doesn’t every company have one of these?

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There is no reason to leave work. They have everything, including a chiropractor. 

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A Google workspace – lots of cubicles in open space.

 

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A Google micro-kitchen. These are everywhere. Average employee gains 15 pounds in the first 3 months.

 

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Every building, about 50 of them, has a lot of maps . They are needed, or you get lost.

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Google’s driverless car.

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You know those Japanese heated seat toilets that have a sophisticated bidet system? Yes, Google has those too and in most restrooms.

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Need a haircut? Google has you covered.

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Need computer accessories, help with your devices, anything tech? Well, there’s a TechStop in about every building.

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Served a boat of sushi at one of the Google restaurants.

One of 50 restaurants on the main campus. Food is free to all Google employees.

One of 50 restaurants on the main campus. Food is free to all Google employees.

This is a pod for resting. You entered an enclosed environment and get a power nap.

This is a pod for resting. You entered an enclosed environment and get a power nap.

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