Today, we highlight tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at Google. Google is a California-based company that many consider to already run the world! With over 70 offices and 30,000 employees around the world, Google has become THE major player in Internet products and services in only 15 years.
History & Culture
Founded in 1998 by current CEO Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google recruits top talent from the best schools and companies across the globe – in fact, they are one of the only firms that works hard NOT to hire consultants and has built an internal consulting powerhouse. Some of Google’s products include Gmail, Google search engine, YouTube, Google Earth, Picasa, and Google Voice. How many Google services do you use? How many more do you think are on the horizon?
Google’s hiring culture is as storied as the company’s history – current team members are incredibly involved, and the process includes fit and case interviews, essays, and a hiring board review – all told, it can take 3-6 months or more, and an internal recommendation (get networking, y’all) is heavily weighted. They look for multi-dimensional staff with an interest in technology, hard-core analytical skills and demonstration of innovation and leadership.
Interview Tips & Tricks
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at Google? Does “The Internship” with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn tell it like it is? With all the hype, we’re offering a bit about Google culture that you might not get from Hollywood or the street.
From a strategic perspective, Google is an interesting place to work. It’s one of those rare places where you won’t get pigeon-holed into a specific area of expertise. If you onboard with Google doing strategy, you could find yourself working on mergers & acquisitions, operations, or even corporate finance in different business areas. With the breadth of their business and the various sectors they touch, the opportunities to learn and grow are fantastic. A strategy position at a lot of other firms will force you to focus on a particular area, e.g., managing costs or managing the supply chain. In contrast, Google’s internal operations allow for each business division to operate fairly independently – which means a lot of opportunity for candidates with a consulting background.
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