Best Company To Work For In America

I suppose if you had to work at a job, you can do a lot worse than working at Google. According to Fortune magazine, you can’t find a better place to work in America than at Google. Here’s a little three minute video from Oprah explaining why Google is the best place to work. I wonder who they would rank in the world?

Source: Jane May Blogs


46 thoughts on “Best Company To Work For In America”

  1. Mubin says:

    Free food, laundry and segways. I dont think you can beat that.

    1. Alex says:

      I posted a similar video about Google being the best place to work a month ago:

      http://blogaboutmoneyonline.blogspot.com/2007/03/best-place-to-make-money.html

      Google kicks ass!

    2. hmmm, i suppose so

      Does working at home count?

      1. it wouldn’t be a company, would it?

    3. ya Google is like a resort

    4. Nomar says:

      Really a nice company, but the own everything πŸ™

  2. Peter Koning says:

    To answer your question, I typed “number one best place to work in the world” into Google and got…

    … Google

    1. LOL surprise, surprise! It does look like a fun environment to work in though. Kinda like that Antitrust movie with Ryan Philippe and Tim Robbins — minus the psycho boss part. πŸ˜†

  3. Kiltak says:

    Man, that’s seriously depressing..

    That’s the next best thing after working at home πŸ™‚

  4. Rich Minx says:

    Google won’t employ the likes of me (sob) but at least I have shares! Mwa-ha-ha…

    1. Acquiring shares from Google may be the next best thing to actually working there, yeah. πŸ˜‰

  5. Ali says:

    I have the best job too, I work for myself. Nothing can be better than that.

    1. John Chow says:

      I wouldn’t work for Google even if they paid me. Oh wait! They do pay me (AdSense) and I don’t work for them! 😈

      1. Mubin says:

        Actually you kinda do…

        1. Marc says:

          It’s true. Whether you answer to a boss or not, Adsense still has a box you have to work inside of. It’s a far more liberating job than most, but there’s still a boss 😐

      2. Yes, but do you get free food from them, John?

        Seriously, I can’t get a job at Google… They all already speak English! mmm… oh, well.

        1. James says:

          Well, they kind of pay for his restaurant meals πŸ™‚

  6. Amazing! I gotta get a job there.

    1. Wahlau.NET says:

      any job opening still?

      1. Sure, man, just send in your resume! After that episode aired I’m pretty sure the competition to get in just got a little tougher, but who knows?!

        1. Wahlau.NET says:

          but I am in Malaysia

  7. Steve S says:

    Free massages, free food, they are sort of a difficult act to follow.

    1. Everyone Loves John Chow

  8. Google gets 1 Million resumes and hires 5000 people…. Now, that’s some selection! The way Microsoft use to be 5-10 years ago.

  9. Matt Keegan says:

    No surprise there! Google only hires brainiacs, so poor dolts like me miss out. Plus, I am an old geezer in their eyes. Rock on!

    1. I think I saw a few slightly older people in there somewhere; there is much hope, my friend. 😎

      1. Mubin says:

        Did he say ‘Rock On’?

        1. Yeah LOL he did. Way to go, rockin’ ol’ geezer! 😎

    2. James says:

      They look geekier that Bil Gates. πŸ™‚

  10. Mubin says:

    Hey John just thought you should know that ashleychow.com is defaced.

  11. Brendan says:

    I think i actually read somewhere that their engineers actually get paid below average salaries for the industry. I guess all the other perks make up for it though. I hope i got the right company though. I read so much crap sometimes i get it mixed up. Can anyone confirm this?

    1. Marc says:

      I saw an offer sheet once. Looked fairly standard, the stock options were what had the potential to really sweeten the deal though. The raw salary didn’t look below average to me. But then, that’s just one of several thousand employees.

  12. Even if they got a measly pay I’m sure they can’t complain. For an employee, those perks definitely make the work all worthwhile. I mean, having someone do your laundry WHILE you’re playing beach volleyball five cartwheels away from your computer — that’s pretty tough to beat right there.

    1. Marc says:

      Agreed. The idea of someone doing my laundry for me as part of the deal is impressive indeed πŸ™‚

  13. Yeah, all those perks are so people can work longer hours than average!

    I bet there are no 35 hour weeks there!

  14. Sonia says:

    I heard that Microsoft has similar perks.

    Here’s the story from MSNBC:

    Microsoft said it would supply free towels in company showers, better food in staff canteens and on-site laundry service in an effort to boost employee morale as it battles for talent with Google and other recent start-ups.

    1. Marc says:

      The new battle has indeed been going on for a while. They’re all scrambling to get the best and brightest.

      I wonder why my phone’s not ringing with offers…

      1. Sonia says:

        I wonder no more – I know and live happily thereafter πŸ™‚

  15. Travis says:

    Ah nice,seen this video ages ago though πŸ™‚

  16. google definitely has to be the best place to work.

    1. I wouldn’t mind working at Pixar, too. But hey, Google comes in close second (as if they’re going to hire me anyway LOL). 😎

  17. Yeah, I got a kick out of that video also.

  18. James says:

    I think they have created a fantastic business.
    I still would not want to work there. I think there are better jobs or at least better income sources.

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