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March 27, 2002 1:29 PM   Subscribe

Google seems to be recruiting. From the Google front page. It would be really fun to work for a company that seems to innately and intuitively do the right thing, the right way.
posted by theora55 (18 comments total)

People searching for Britney Spears have clearly found it useful on many occasions.

that almost made me bust a gut.
posted by chrisroberts at 1:36 PM on March 27, 2002

My guess is that this is pre-IPO propaganda. Check out some of the language in the recruitment screen and tell me it doesn't sound like a dot-com prospectus. "we're recruiting" means "we're successful".

Not to say google doen't deserve success, just that I'll be a bit sad when the IPO inevitably comes.
posted by phatboy at 1:36 PM on March 27, 2002

Ooooh big squishy bubble chairs. Sign me up.
posted by pigasus at 1:55 PM on March 27, 2002

Here's an interesting interview with Google's CEO published in today's IHT.
posted by dcgartn at 2:16 PM on March 27, 2002 of our most cherished core values: "Don't be evil."

I think that sums up Google quite nicely.
posted by jazon at 2:17 PM on March 27, 2002

“company ... seems to innately and intuitively do the right thing, the right way.”

If they weren’t such pussies about Scientology I’d agree.
posted by raaka at 2:29 PM on March 27, 2002

I heart google.

Unfortunately I am an unemployable english major.
posted by mecran01 at 2:37 PM on March 27, 2002

raaka has a very good point.

Makes me think of political correctness run amok, and many MeFiers have very strong opinions of THAT. How can you call the censorship of a group of individuals dedicated to truth and fighting an organization that many countries call a "cult" following the principle of "Don't be evil."
posted by taumeson at 2:41 PM on March 27, 2002

Have I missed something here?

Google have always had loadsa positions on their jobs board. What's new?
posted by ajbattrick at 3:20 PM on March 27, 2002

I'm with ajbattrick here, so Google is hiring? So are many companies, why is this noteworthy?
posted by patrickje at 3:32 PM on March 27, 2002

"do the right thing, the right way."

I'm still wondering why they didn't just dump the cached copies of the questionable anti-Scientology pages.

[and dump the cached copies of the COS's pages while they were at it]
posted by DBAPaul at 3:36 PM on March 27, 2002

What's new is that (at least for a few hours today) Google was advertising these job openings prominently on their stark home page.
posted by Fofer at 3:39 PM on March 27, 2002

I saw one of Google's founders speak at this month's BayCHI meeting. One of the interesting things was their headcount chart from day one to present. It was a linear increase from 2 to the current 300. They're always hiring, and never glutting themselves with new people.

Oh yeah, and 60% of their employees have computer science PhDs. I bet they're just casting their net extra-wide to find people to fill three or four open spots.
posted by kfury at 4:25 PM on March 27, 2002

I think that Google seems to "innately and intuitively do the right thing" is currently up for debate.
posted by pb at 5:33 PM on March 27, 2002

I seem to remember reading that Google and eBay, on average, receive 300 resumes for every job opening. Something tells me these guys aren't hurting for candidates.
posted by billman at 6:50 PM on March 27, 2002

i think it's amazing you all fault Google's people for following a law that they happen to be under the jurisdiction of. It's the law people, they didn't have a choice. I suspect they weren't too thrilled to have to abide by it, either, but blame the DCMA and the scienos, not Google.
posted by anildash at 7:54 PM on March 27, 2002

anil, I think they did what they had to with the DMCA complaint, but denying anti-scientology ads while accepting anti-abortion ads is bad form.
posted by raaka at 10:22 PM on March 27, 2002

Why do you have such an ax to grind with google, raaka? It's a free service and they don't allow people to run ads that are hateful towards specific (groups of) people. This has been beaten to death, and maudlin has already done us the favor of pointing out why anti-"Church of Scientology" is different than anti-abortion.

You can say (nearly) whatever you want in America, but it doesn't mean people have to provide you with a forum to spew your opinions, and if you hijack someone's forum they have the right to stop you. Get over it.
posted by betaray at 11:33 PM on March 27, 2002

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