“Don’t Do What’s Easy, Do What’s Hard.” That was some serious advice Ms. Tackett’s class got at Google Fiber Austin.
Thanks to Daniel Lucio for putting together a panel of Googlers to share some honest advice about how their backgrounds and how they got their positions at Google, which is very competitive. Although it’s challenging to get a position at Google that doesn’t mean they want the same kind of person, no, Google believes diversity makes them a better company. We do too. Diversity is one aspect of Google’s unique work culture, which attracted all the panelists to want to become Googlers.
(L to R: Arielle Burnes, Felicia Cockrell, Lawrence Williams, and Danny Cleveland)
In addition to wanting people with different experiences, Felicia is a Navy Veteran, Google also wants their team to work differently too. Officially, Googlers can spend 20% of their time on a side project! Curious if that’s a good idea? Google Chrome and Gmail were both created by Googlers in their 20% time.
You know what we are going to be spending more time on? VR!
Daniel took the students on a journey to Mt. Everest, Mt. Rushmore, and Yosemite National Park, so cool.
In case Googlers get thirsty or hungry while doing all this cool work, the MKs (mini-kitchens) are here to help. Daniel explained how they can get all kinds of snacks anytime they want, so they don’t have to spend too much time thinking about what to eat or drink. We were jealous. It was easy to see why all the students raised their hands when asked if they wanted to work at Google, even if it means “Doing what’s hard,” because hard work pays off at Google.
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