Google: Two Stanford University Graduates' Revolution Essay

823 WordsNov 19, 20084 Pages
Google Inc. was founded in 1998 by two Stanford University graduate students collaborating to create a new search engine. Today, Google employs over 19,000 people, has become the most widely used search engine in the world and now offers e-mail, mapping, video sharing and social networking services, just to name a few. The company’s success is notable, but not just for its financial growth, in 2007 Google was listed as the number one company to work for by Fortune 5 magazine (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2007/full_list/). Google has been noted for its unique corporate organizational culture, to which many attribute the company’s success. The employee friendly culture at Google is meant to create a sense of…show more content…
As Google’s clan culture is at work, it facilitates the success seen with externally with constant improvement, change and acquisition within the company at large. Google’s exponential growth and success is indisputable and constantly changing and innovating in order to keep up with the competition. Although there is evidence of incredible financial success by Google evidenced in billions of dollars in revenue, the company does not prioritize its profits and monetary gains above the satisfaction and development of employees as prioritized in the market culture (http://www.davechaffey.com/E-commerce-Internet-marketing-case-studies/Google-case-study/). There isn’t much evidence of a hierarchy culture at Google either—cost cutting, formalized work environment and extensive control, are not values you will see reflected at the Google workplace, where teamwork, flexibility and comfort preside. Google’s mission statement in full: 1. We will do our best to provide the most relevant and useful search results possible, independent of financial incentives. Our search results will be objective and we will not accept payment for inclusion or ranking in them. 2. We will do our best to provide the most relevant and useful advertising. Advertisements should not be an annoying interruption. If any element on a search result page is influenced by payment to

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