>>Google Zurich is a very big engineering
office. We actually call it the European Engineering Center.
>>We do things like the Web crawl [PH].>>We work on Maps.
>>Search quality projects.>>We also work on transit.
>>Core infrastructure initiatives.>>We do a lot of innovative and cool things
right here in Zurich.>>Our office is a very international office.
>>I think we counted ones in the map but we have pretty much all nationalities.
>>Which is great because when you shape products, it helps give you a different cultural perspective
on everything.>>So this is not really like, you know, the
Swiss office or the German-speaking office, not at all; it’s a very diverse, multicultural
office.>>Many people move to Zurich just to work
for Google, which means there are a lot of social activities. We have gone white water
rafting. We go swimming in the lake during the summer. We go sailing. There’s just a
million types of activities and somebody at the office is always planning something.
>>The biggest surprise for me at Google was the energy of people. People are extremely
motivated. Everyone has tons of ideas and, the next day, they’re built.
>>It’s a special feeling to work at Google in that most everyone on the company is smarter
than you.>>We have a very open environment and you
can just butt into any conversation at any time and exchange ideas and information.
>>We really try to make sure that bureaucracy and red tape is minimized as much as possible
at schools so that the creativity of our engineers is not in any way restricted.
>>If you start working at Google, it doesn’t matter if you are fresh out of university
or if you have 20 years of experience. It’s your ideas that count and the work that you
do.>>It’s very entrepreneurial, and you have
a lot of autonomy over your product and its direction.
>>If you find a problem or something that can be improved, you look around for the best
way to fix it and, often, it’s by doing it yourself.
>>There is like a million open questions, a million things to do and people are happy
if you just grab one of them and do one of them well.
>>It is a company that really, really cares for its employees, that really, really cares
about being engineering-driven.>>You really work on stuff that matters.
You work on projects that become products that Google does that millions of millions
of people around the world are using. It’s a very rewarding experience.