Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Google Is This Girl's Best Friend

Most women desire diamonds. I desire being relevant and try to keep up with the geniuses on the horizon. Say hello to Zak Katz of Harvard and Ben Cole, Cornell. They both interned at HWH a few years ago and now Ben is spending his second summer at Google in New York and Zak is at a major biotech company.

I was so flattered when Ben invited me to join Zak and him for lunch at Google. Everyone who works for Google on the East and West coasts get free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mario Batali was the guest chef the day I got to see how the other world lives. Their individual dining rooms consist of Gourmet, Sushi, Kosher, Deli, and Snack Stands.

And when they are not hungry or facing a deadline, Google employees get to hang out in the ping pong, pool, Lego, TV, or board game rooms. And if they are still not satisfied, they can relax in a lounge area with wifi.

What a shock it is going to be when these kids go to work in a traditional office where toilet paper may be at a premium.


Anonymous said...

Yes! I might even leave my glamorous life of tiny Denver PR Czar, husband, two kids and roller derby for a life at Google!!! My company feeds me three times a day too...from my home fridge.

Lucky guys!

Meghan Dougherty
Dougherty Relations and ex Lois Whitman pupil

Laura Foti Cohen said...

Luckily Zak and Ben put in their time at HWH so they know how lucky they are!

Lois, you will always be relevant. You always have your finger on the pulse. And if you can't find a pulse you grab the paddles!

Samantha LeVan said...

I've never worked in an office like that and am glad I was never spoiled that way. I have other perks like occasional telecommuting, a fabulous boss, and a lot of support for usability. That's all I need.