There is no greater testament to Google’s success than the fact that it has become a verb. No offence to the other search engines, but you don’t hear someone say, “Let’s Bing it” or “I’ll just Yahoo that.”
Although it’s primarily known as the greatest search engine of our time, Google has grown far beyond just search. The company has successfully launched a wide range of other products and services, including YouTube, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Cloud, Gmail, and the list goes on.
Much of its success can be attributed to the happiness of its employees. Google employees, or Googlers, are amongst the most satisfied employees in the world. According to PayScale, 86% of Google employees are either extremely satisfied or fairly satisfied with their job. In a Glassdoor report, Google currently holds sixth place in the top ten best places to work in 2021.
Google’s positive results stem from a culture of constant innovation, experimentation, and good vibes. This is an incredible approach as a great environment is a self-reinforcing one. All these efforts support one another and creates an organisation that is creative, fun, hardworking and highly productive.
Not to mention the amazing perks; from gourmet meals, laundry and fitness facilities to generous paid parental leave and on-site childcare, Googlers are living their best lives. They’re allowed to work on passion projects and tap into their creativity while at work. Googlers are also encouraged to become teachers and help one another. As a result, a more inspired, satisfied, and intimate community of employees is built.
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai says “As a leader, it is important to not just see your own success but focus on the success of others.”