Tuesday, October 10, 2006

First Impressions at Google

I am now a Googler. It's been almost 10 years since I last started a new job, and it feels a little weird.

During orientation, we were asked what terms we would use to describe Google. My choice: "colorful". More than just the choice of palette, everything (and everyone) at Google seems to have a bit of a whimsical bent. As a former co-worker once put it: "When you use a Google product, you feel like it's giving you a little hug."

I now understand that this "colorful" attitude has a practical benefit as well: it helps take my mind off the fact that I need to understand and master countless new tools and systems essential to my job, preferably by the end of the week... Posted by Picasa


Ahsan said...

I might be skeptical if I think about google desktop search but for sure I am a google fan just because of their supportive attitude to open source.

wish you happy googling at google ;)

BarBarA (aka Layla) said...

Congrats on your new job! Never heard of you till today because I never used AOL. Hope you have a lot of fun with your new co-workers, sounds like you will!

Anonymous said...

What's in the picture? The umbrellas look cool.

Adam Lasnik said...

Justin, welcome! Great quote! :)

Anonymous, that's our main quad (at our headquarters in Mountain View)... where we typically eat our meals. The umbrellas go up for much of the year to offer shade.