Do you want to work for Google? Do you live in or near Mountain View, CA? If so, I wouldn't blame you. From the great employee perks like free meals and on-site massages, the Googleplex appears to be an amazing place to work and many, many people in the tech industry agree. In fact, just getting the chance to interview with Google is an accomplishment.
But, what if you aren't the next tech genius? How can you get a job with Google? Don't worry, even if you aren't skilled at writing code, there's now a new way to get a great job with Google. According to a recent article at Fast Company, the search giant has begun placing ads for staff at their new call center, designed to provided customer support for the new Nexus devices.
Although Google isn't handling the staffing themselves, in a email from Randstaffing, leaked by the people at Geek.com, an un-named client, who recently had a new Android release and is located in Mountain View, CA is looking for Android fans and Google aficionados to provide help-desk customer assistance. According to the ad, they are trying to find people who have at least one year of customer service experience and who are comfortable handling customer concerns via the phone or email.
Aside from the part about working for Google, the job duties and requirements seem to be fairly standard for a customer service/call center job. Although the pay is listed as $19/hour, (which works out to be $39,500 for 40 hrs/wk) that isn't much in Mountain View. The job is listed as a 6-month, temp-to-perm position, but it's likely that Google will want to keep many of their new employees after the 6 months are up. After all, they aren't planning on abandoning their Nexus products any time soon.
It's nice to see a large corporation setting up their call center here in the United States. After all, Google has plenty of money, it would have been a simple matter to contract their customer service overseas like many other companies have done. Instead, they've opted to create jobs here and provide the very best service for their customers as well. It's certainly commendable and is sets Google apart from other tech companies that rely on low cost foreign labor. (Yes, I'm looking at you, Apple.)
The job openings will be filled fast, and I wouldn't be surprised if the new call center isn't fully staffed by the end of the month. If you've always wanted to work for Google and live in the Mountain View, CA area, this might be your big chance!
Would you work in Google's call center? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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