The number of Google offices around the world has exploded as its global influence has increased. As of Jan. 2021, there were 69 Google locations in the U.S. and Canada, including the global headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., that's called the Googleplex; eight in Latin America; 40 in Europe, including what the company calls its EU HQ in Dublin; 28 in the Asia-Pacific region, including the A-P headquarters in Singapore; and seven in Africa and the Middle East.
Google—which since October 2015 has been a subsidiary of publicly traded Alphabet Inc., a parent company created through a major restructuring of Google and some of its subsidiaries—has been cited as one of the best companies to work for in the world, and employees have consistently reported high job satisfaction. Alphabet has more than 100,000 full-time employees and even more contract workers.
Here's a look at some of the company's locations, the work that is done there, and the amenities they offer.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Google's (and Alphabet's) global headquarters is also home to the largest number of Google employees, who are dubbed Googlers. This workspace features a rotating collection of themed cafés serving up free food for all three meals of the day, two swimming pools, two beach volleyball courts, a bowling alley, gBikes to ride from building to building, and group cooking and fitness classes.
901 Cherry Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066
The San Bruno, California, office is home to the operations of YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006. Employees of the video-sharing company can take a break by playing basketball or swimming in the lap pool.
2600 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder, Colorado, is home to Google's engineering hub, where improvements to key products like Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Now, and Payments are developed. Among this office's amenities are a vegetable garden, a two-story indoor climbing wall, and a deck with views of the Rocky Mountains.
355 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
The Google office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a hub for engineering and sales. Google engineers in the home of Harvard University work on Search, YouTube, Chrome, Android, Image Search, Google Play for Education, Newsstand, and travel products such as Flight Search. This workplace frequently hosts authors to talk about their books.
19510 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Google's Irvine, California, location focuses on massive data storage, forecasting, inventory management, novel presentation layers, optimization, and search. Engineering and sales team members also work on Google Analytics and AdWords. This workspace offers views of the San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary and provides opportunities to play Ping-Pong, foosball, pinball, and video games.
340 Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Employees can enter this Google office—in the Chiat/Day Building in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles—underneath the work of art known as Giant Binoculars. Engineers in this location work on Google Ads, Chrome, and YouTube; salespeople here work on digital advertising. Employees of all kinds can play a game of oversized chess on the roof deck or take a surfing break at Venice Beach.
111 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Google’s second-biggest office is in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Engineers work on Google Drive, Search, AdWords, and Maps, and the large sales team works with clients that include media companies and ad agencies. This location features a gym and a hallway lined with subway tiles.
6425 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
The Pittsburgh office is home to engineers and product managers who specialize in computer systems, networking, machine learning, computer vision, and route planning. It's also the workplace for the company's Shopping Operations. The office regularly hosts trivia contests and has a floor whose decor is inspired by the nearby Kennywood amusement park.
345 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Engineers and computer scientists at the Google office in San Francisco work on Search, Gmail, Chrome, Wallet, and App Engine. Salespeople and members of the company's creative team also work out of this location, which allows employees to bring their dogs—aka Dooglers—to the office.
Google's European headquarters is located in Dublin's Silicon Docks, a neighborhood that's home to many high-tech companies and whose name was inspired by California's Silicon Valley. The sales team supports more than 100 markets, and its engineering team takes care of Google's European data centers. This office features a wellness center with a swimming pool as well as works of art that celebrate Irish folklore.
London - 6PS
6 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG
London - BEL
76 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TQ
London - CSG
1-13 St Giles High St
London WC2H 8AG
Members of Google's Engineering, Sales, Legal, and Finance teams work out of the company's three London offices. These workspaces feature a double-decker Routemaster bus and a library with beautiful views. Construction is underway for a consolidated office building in the Kings Cross district that's expected to cost about $1.3 billion.
Munich employees include engineers who work on Chrome and Google Dashboard and salespeople who support Enterprise customers. Perks of this office include weekly group lunches and foosball games.
Google's Zurich office is the company's European engineering hub. Employees there were responsible for Maps for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the workspace features a corkscrew slide, an indoor climbing wall, and Swiss-style gondolas.
70 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-71,
Mapletree Business City
Workers in Google's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore are parts of many different teams: Engineering, Advertising, Partnerships, Finance, People Operations, Marketing, and Legal. This office features a nap room, physiotherapy center, meditation room, and manicure salon.
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Hyderabad, Telangana 500084
Google's Hyderabad office is its largest in India. Engineers have contributed to Gmail, Docs, and Maps, and salespeople work with advertisers around the globe. Perks at this location include massage therapists, an indoor cricket pitch, and food that celebrates all 28 of India's states.
48 Pirrama Road
Sydney, NSW 2009
Google Maps was created in Google's Sydney office, and engineers here work on that product as well as Chrome. This office features views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a music room, and a living wall of plants.
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6126
Google Tokyo is located inside the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, the fifth-tallest building in Japan's capital. Engineers in this office have worked on Search, Ads, Maps, Chrome, Google+, and Android, and salespeople assist businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region. During downtime, workers can play table tennis or a musical instrument or recharge in an espresso bar.