A Google programmer just published a book of hilarious cartoons that shows what it's really like to work at the search giant
Sep 20, 2018, 00:05 IST
Meet Manu Cornet, the cartoonist behind "Goomics."
The illustration that Cornet is perhaps best known for is this cartoon, poking fun at the organizational structures of some of tech's biggest companies.
In the 148-page book, Cornet shows how employees make good use of the famous perks Google offers, such as free food.
Each chapter of Cornet's book is titled by a letter of the alphabet, in honor of Google parent company Alphabet. For example, F is for Fifteen, which he says is the average number of pounds new Googlers, or Nooglers, gain in their first few months.
"I would say that most people at Google are happy with what they have," Cornet said. "Some do complain and I tried to take a balanced view. I tried to show how appalling it is to complain when we get so much."
Some of Google's culture is surreal, he says.
J is for Jargon and Google has plenty of that.
Apparently, none of Google's iconic business practices, not even its hiring practices, were spared.
The perception of Google is that the company hates patents. Critics say patents and copyright get in the way of free thinking and the free-flow of information.