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Alphabet: number of full-time employees 2007-2018

Number of full-time Alphabet employees from 2007 to 2018

by J. Clement, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Alphabet: number of full-time employees 2007-2018

How many employees does Google have?

At the end of 2018, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) had 98,771 full-time employees. Up until 2015, these figures were reported as Google employees. Alphabet was created through a corporate restructuring of Google in October 2015 and became the parent company of Google as well as several of its former subsidiaries, including Calico, X, CapitalG and Sidewalk Labs.

Google’s popularity

Google is one of the most famous internet companies in the world, and as of May 2019 the most visited multi-platform website in the United States, with 252 million U.S. unique visitors during that month alone. The California-based multinational internet company has been delivering digital products and services since its creation in 1996. Due to the popularity of its search engine, the verb “to google” has entered everyday language and the Oxford Dictionary. In addition to that, the company has also crafted itself as one of the most desirable employers, largely due to the many perks it offers in its offices worldwide. Some of the most appealing aspects of working for Google according to its employees include readily available foods and drinks, good working conditions and ample communal spaces for relaxing, as well as many health benefits and generous salaries.

Google offices and employees

As of June 2019, Google and Alphabet had more than 70 offices in over 50 countries around the globe, including Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Canada, Mexico, Turkey and New Zealand. The company’s headquarters, also known as “the Googleplex,” are located in Mountain View, California, while other office locations in American states include New York, Georgia, Texas, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts. As Alphabet, the company employs a total of over 98 thousand full-time staff, in addition to many other temporary and internship positions. Per the most recent diversity report published in 2019, most Google employees were male and only 31.6 percent were female – a figure that has barely changed since the company started reporting on the diversity of its employees in 2016. Furthermore, as of 2019, women occupied only 26.1 percent of leadership positions and 22.9 percent of tech positions. Although Google has regularly stated that the company is committed to promoting ethnic diversity among its personnel, some 54.4 percent of its U.S. employees are White and only 3.3 percent of employees are Black.
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