The ‘G’ Word, the One That Started It All, the Giant. Drumroll, please. OK, maybe no one utters these associations when talking about Google, but they should. The powerhouse recently added well over 4,200 new jobs in the past year alone, and it isn’t showing any preliminary signs of slowing down. What’s the secret to the company’s wild success rate? Our editorial team at MUIPR wanted to find out more, so we did a little digging. The following sample is a taste of what we found.


Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Google does media best, and they know it. Publicly founded in 1998, the mega giant company has been on Fortune’s Best 100 Companies list for over eight years and is currently the reigning champion after being escorted to the top spot in 2013.


It’s no surprise that stock values figure into the success of Google, but it’s what behind the stock’s rising numbers that could be surprising to some. Fortune reported that just last year:


Google’s stock climbed past $1,000 in 2013 — a boon for Googlers, all of whom are stockholders. CEO Larry Page urged them to be “audacious,” especially in philanthropy. Google donates $50 for every five hours an employee volunteers. Last year a new program sent employees to Ghana and India to work on community projects.


Google encourages service learning at its fundamental root level by engaging employee interest. Instead of forcing employees to take reduced pay or intimidate them into making donations, the company focuses on educating their team by exposing them to worthwhile causes.


This fundamental regard for its employees has led Google to expand to add even more job opportunities. There are currently over 4000 openings, and the company appreciates various skill sets. Software engineers compose the group of the most salaried positions at Google. This is an innovative company to keep on the radar for anyone who hopes to work for a company that truly values its employees.


What do you think of Google’s ever-burgeoning success? Would you want to work for the media giant? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me @Kelseymbro