The Happiest Company in Tech
August 13, 2019 4:04 PM Subscribe
Long-form deep dive by Wired into the last three years of turmoil at google.
ON A BRIGHT Monday in January 2017, at 2:30 in the afternoon, about a thousand google employees—horrified, alarmed, and a little giddy—began pouring out of the company's offices in Mountain View, California. They packed themselves into a cheerful courtyard outside the main campus café, a parklike area dotted with picnic tables and a shade structure that resembles a giant game of pickup sticks. Many of them held up handmade signs: “Proud Iranian-American googler,” “Even Introverts Are Here,” and of course, “Don't Be Evil!” written in the same kindergarten colors as the google logo.