Google employees - additional information
Google is one of the most famous internet companies in the world and, as of November 2016, the most visited multi-platform website in the United States, with 246 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 the everyday language and the Oxford Dictionary. In addition to that, the company has also crafted itself as one of the most desirable employers, due to its corporate philosophy and the many perks it offers in its offices worldwide. Some of the most often mentioned amenities by Google employees include readily available foods and drinks, good working conditions and generous spaces for relaxing, as well as many health benefits and generous salaries. As of April 2017, Google has more than 70 offices in over 50 countries around the globe, such as Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Canada, Mexico, Turkey or New Zealand. As Alphabet, the company employs a total of over 72 thousand full-time staff, some 27 thousand in the research and development department alone, in addition to which it has many other temporary and internship positions. As of 2016, most Google employees were male and only 31 percent were female. Furthermore, as of 2016, women occupied only 24 percent of leadership positions and 19 percent of tech positions. 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, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. Although Google says it is committed to promoting ethnic diversity among its personnel, some 59 percent of its U.S. employees are White and 32 percent Asian.