Need a job? Google plans biggest hiring year in history

Despite the executive changes that took place at Google recently, the search giant is still looking to bring newcomers on board. In fact, they plan to hire more people this year than any year in the past.

In a blog post today, the company announced that they added 4,500 workers in 2010. And while that number is seemingly high, it still comes second to 2007 when they added 6,000 new people. Now Google wants to expand even more, claiming this year will top 2007 and become their biggest hiring year in company history.

"We’re looking for top talent—across the board and around the globe—and we’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science[.]"

This news comes right off the coattails of more recent layoffs from Internet companies; News Corp. decided to fire 500 MySpace workers, BBC announced it would cut 25% of its online budget, and Yahoo! stated today that its second wave of layoffs will come in about a month and a half, amounting to about 1% of its workforce.

Business must be good at Google, however, which is buying small sites and startups (including failed attempt for GroupOn) pretty rapidly, the most recent of which is fflick as reported by Neowin today. The company acknowledged that new hires would work on what they consider startups within Google even though most of last year's hiring took place in engineering and sales. Google was quick to assure that there is a job for any interest.

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Before i had kids I maybe would have worked for them, but after experiencing their interview process and seeing the work ethics of the group i interviewed with, no thank you!

blahism said,
Before i had kids I maybe would have worked for them, but after experiencing their interview process and seeing the work ethics of the group i interviewed with, no thank you!

Can you please explain?

KavazovAngel said,

Can you please explain?

Long Hours, pretty bad benefits considering company size/profits, lousy interview process more focused on what you have memorized rather than how you work with someone. They don't do anything like anyone else, so having prior experience isn't really leveraged during interview process thus they shop around for gullible college recruits who don't mind being a slave to the system for the opportunity it presents.

Like i said, no kids/no life, i would consider it.. but for all departments i know people who work in or the one i interviewed in they remind me of amazon... run you hard and run you ragad but you can make a lot of money if you can keep your sanity but you have absolutely no personal life in doing so.

I like flying, hiking, mountain biking, gaming and my off-work life too much thank you

Ah, if there was only something for my country. Have one and a half year left with my university, so Google, please do open an office here. Not that they'll hire me because of my awesome talent, but hey, I'll brag that I applied for a job at Google.

(I've been playing Starcraft 2 for the last dozen hours, so I may be talking crap right now.. )

KavazovAngel said,
Ah, if there was only something for my country. Have one and a half year left with my university, so Google, please do open an office here. Not that they'll hire me because of my awesome talent, but hey, I'll brag that I applied for a job at Google.

(I've been playing Starcraft 2 for the last dozen hours, so I may be talking crap right now.. )


If you think you're good, then apply anyways. Google has engineering offices across the planet, so chances are, you can be accommodated. Of course, you'll be required to move if you get the job.

MrA said,

If you think you're good, then apply anyways. Google has engineering offices across the planet, so chances are, you can be accommodated. Of course, you'll be required to move if you get the job.

I just checked their job requirements, and... C++ / Java... I'm more of a C# guy.

You will be surprised how Google hires. It's not Resume alone. Independent thinkers with a good sense of themselves and what is going on around them are a BIG PLUS for them. Being smart well they see that everyday. Being smart, understanding vertical markets, better use of technology and collaborating well with others is another story. If I were to get back into the corporate world again(been out of it for over 10 years) I would consider Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft.

I have a few Roomba's at home so I can be a Janitor as well Hey as long as I get free food, drinks and attend great events I won't complain I will TEXT in my RESUME on my Android phone but I hope it gets to the right HR person It hasn't been updated yet.

Rock-Lee said,
I can turn on the cofee maker, or be the doorman, or maybe I can drive the street view car

Driving the street view car seems like an awesome job

You get to see a lot of private stuff on those cams

I can put in RAM What is a SO-DIMM? I heard that when I was younger when teachers were speaking to my parents about me. He is SO-DIMM

mrmomoman said,
I can put in RAM What is a SO-DIMM? I heard that when I was younger when teachers were speaking to my parents about me. He is SO-DIMM

LOL