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Monday, July 9, 2007
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

At Ann Arbor Google office, the good life

By SARAH SALA "I wanted to be a part of a compa-
Daily StaffReporter ny that was changing the way things
were done," said Matthew Neagle,
Many college students dread the a University alum who has been
prospect of getting a "real" job after employed by Google forthe pastyear
graduation, seeing it as a token of and a half and recently transferred
adulthood and the end of fun. to Ann Arbor from California. "That
But Ann Arbor's new Google freshness and that kind of feeling of
office in the McKinley Town Center making things happen and working
on South Division Street - where things out and sort of running at full
the mixing of work and play is speed is exciting."
not only allowed, it's encouraged Neagle is one of more than 100
- is attracting graduates across employees at the Ann Arbor office
the country with its innovative who benefit from the many ameni-
approach to work and life. ties Google offers its employees,

referred to internally as "Googlers."
Over the next five years, Google,
whose employee-friendly environ-
ment prompted Fortune magazine
to rate it the number one place to
work in 2007, will increase its work-
force at the Ann Arbor branch to as
many as 1000 people. But prospec-
tive applicants should be prepared
to face fierce competition. Accord-
ing to CNN, Google receives an
application about every 25 seconds.
Neagle said the rapid growth of
the company was one of the things
that first attracted him to apply. "I

knew that would mean opportunity
to grow myself," he said.
In the office, which officially
opened its doors on May 17, Google
employees can enjoy a panoram-
ic view of Ann Arbor while they
lounge in beanbags and rolling
chairs. Numerous items are colored
in the California-based company's
signature color scheme of reds, yel-
lows, greens and blues.
Googlers' desks, located in the
center of the office, are decorated
with items ranging from Mrs. Pota-
See GOOGLE, Page 3

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