Frequently asked questions
How long has Google been in New York?
Google's New York advertising sales office was founded in 2000, and our engineering operations began here in 2003.
Why does Google have offices in New York?
Google is a global company and recognizes the importance of having offices outside of Mountain View to meet the needs of both our clients and our employees. New York City is a vibrant community for our engineers and advertising sales operations, strategically located near many of our advertising and agency clients.
What does Google do in the New York office?
Our advertising sales teams work with agencies and advertisers across a range of industries such as retail, travel, financial services, consumer packaged goods and entertainment and media to execute successful media campaigns. Engineers work on a variety of Google products and projects, including Search, Ads, Apps, Maps and Infrastructure.
Are you hiring in New York City, and in what areas?
We are always looking for people with the right mix of talent and enthusiasm, who are excited by taking on challenges in a variety of different areas, and we are currently hiring. People who are interested in working with us should check out our Jobs site.
What is it like to work at Google?
Google's work culture is centered around promoting collaboration, the exchange of ideas and offering employees challenging and exciting work. People transfer between projects, work closely with each other in small teams and continuously learn from one other. This relationship with our employees has made us the leader in search technology and we believe our culture continues to support our innovative spirit.
How does Google make money?
The majority of Google's revenue comes from providing highly-relevant advertising to online consumers searching for information on related products and services. Google AdWords, our auction-based advertising system, allows advertisers of all sizes to reach the right customers at the right time by showing ads that are relevant to that user's searches or the content they are browsing on the web. It's a win-win situation for advertisers and consumers: Consumers see relevant ads about products and services (alongside our natural search results or on websites that are part of our ad network) and advertisers choose how they want to pay.
What are Google's products?
What's a Google?
"Googol" is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, "Mathematics and the Imagination" by Kasner and James Newman. Google's play on the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
Google NYC facts:
- Google's New York advertising sales office was founded by Tim Armstrong in 2000 (actually, Tim first worked out of the Starbucks at 86th and Columbus).
- Google's New York engineering operations were founded by Craig Nevill-Manning in 2003.
- Google moved into 111 8th Avenue from Times Square in October 2006.
- The number of Google employees in New York has grown from 505 in 2005 to the nearly 2,000 employees, temps and contractors who are working here today.
- Google NYC is Google's largest office and engineering center in the US outside of its Mountain View headquarters.
- There are over 500 software engineers, product managers, UI designers, testers and site reliability engineers in New York who work on over 100 projects, including Maps, Docs, Checkout, Finance.
- Googlers in NYC are from over 37 countries.
- Googlers in NYC speak over 43 languages.
- Over 400 universities from around the world are represented by Googlers in NY.