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Google is fighting a losing battle to preserve the integrity of its search results.
As we've noted here before, the search engine doesn't really matter commercially to Google. It's not impossible to imagine the day, several years hence, when besieged by pernickity regulators, Google dispenses with it altogether.
Huh? The SERPs might not generate any revenue, but without them, where do you hang the Adwords?
joined:Nov 16, 2003
...Google has grown arrogant, making some of its executives as frustrating to deal with in negotiations as AOL's cowboy salesmen during the bubble. It has grown so fast that employees and business partners are often confused about who does what. A rise of stock- and option-stoked greed is creating rifts within the company. Employees carp that Google is morphing in strange and nerve-racking ways. And talk swirls over the question of who's really in charge: CEO Schmidt or co-founders Brin and Page?
joined:Nov 16, 2003
Some folks just have blinders on when it comes to Google. ;-)
Thirty per cent of Google's thousand plus employees are contractorsThat's a lot. I wonder why.
>Cheep labor, no benefits, no options. A lot of low life companies work this way. They don't want to share their enormous profits with the workers that help generate the profits.
Google is one of the most friendly companies to work for. [google.com...] for why i am saying that.
>That's a lot. I wonder why.
Since, G is turning to a media publshing company, it might have a lot of non-technical positions to fill in.
The article sounds alot like bad journalism.
Sure, google has some problems, but when you quadripple your workforce in less than a year, you are going to have some issues to work out.
- The hiring process is hellish, but Google is, overall, a very good place to work.
- The food does rock.
- They are hiring a lot of 'temps'.
- Many folks (including some of my friends) work long hours there but don't seem to mind.
- They do tend to hire lots of Stanford and Berkeley folks, and indeed (as listed on their job reqs) show a preference for graduates from "top tier" schools.
- As an interviewee, my impressions of the company and the people who work there have been largely favorable.
NOTE: I *DO NOT* work nor have I worked for Google.