Pierre Shasha has always wanted to work at Google. Perhaps unsurprisingly - it's a dream workplace for many people.
So what's it really like working there?
We connected Pierre with Nisheeth Nimmagadda, an employee at Google who (under pre-COVID conditions) is based in their Seattle, Washington office. Nisheeth explains his non-linear path to Google, offers advice about the skills and attributes that would lend someone to working there too, and spills the beans on whether Google as a workplace lives up to the hype.
Pierre Shasha is a Software Engineering graduate currently in the final year of his Bachelor of Arts at The Australian National University, majoring in Japanese language and minoring in Digital Humanities. He's also the host and producer of the bi-weekly podcast Good, Great, Perfect; a talk show about the Gacha game One Piece Treasure Cruise. Find it on YouTube (Good, Great, Perfect), Anchor, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Access the online educational resource Pierre created for the National Museum of Australia's Defining Moments series here: LGBTI history interactive timeline 1975–2019.
Nisheeth Nimmagadda has been working for Google for the last 6 years. His background is in mechanical engineering, and he is currently a Senior Analytical Lead at Google. He is the creator and co-host of the End 2 End podcast, about trends in technology business. Find it on Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Music: "Found You" by Atch
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