This level of interest is unprecedented for Google, beating the previous record set back in 2007 by 15 percent.
Interestingly, 2007 was one of the two consecutive years in which it was heralded as the best place to work in America by Fortune magazine, and while Google may have slightly slipped down the list of desirable jobs the firm stills seems to attract the attention of potential employees.
“We’re looking for top talent,” Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research,” said last week from his bog.
“We’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science: like building a Web-based operating system from scratch, instantly searching an index of more than 100 million gigabytes and even developing cars that drive themselves.”
75,000 people are utterly masochistic. Google has a notoriously tough interview process, asking questions such as: “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” and expecting a bona fide response. However it does have slaves for its staff and happily gives developers free time to do whatever they like, for example, combing Wi-Fi passwords and taking photos of people’s front doors.