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Inside the uncommon Google offices!

Last updated on: October 16, 2010 13:19 IST


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, an employee shares a moment with his dog in his office.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


An employee takes a nap in a nap pod which blocks out light and sound at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


A Google employee rides a company scooter along the corridors at the New York City offices of Google.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Dena Kaufer (L), owner of Onsite Haircuts, cuts the hair of a Google Inc. employee inside her refitted Winnebago mobile home in the parking lot of Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

The service by Onsite Haircuts illustrates Silicon Valley's distinctive work culture and is welcomed as firms seek to motivate workers and give them a sense of community

Ultimately, experts say, such an environment boosts productivity.

Photograph: Kimberly White/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA employees are able to sign up for professional onsite massages in one of many massage rooms on campus.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


A Google employee works in a new downtown office in San Francisco, California.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Employees meet in a conference room at Google headquarters in Mountain View.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA, a sign in the Oasis cafe advertises an employee's baby shower.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA a telephone booth coloured in Google's primary colour theme sits outside a conference room.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Employees use community bikes to travel around Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA employees work in their shared offices.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Google employees take a break in a common lounge to play Guitar Hero at the New York City company office.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Employees choose their free lunch from one of fifteen different cafes at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Employees take their lunch break in the sun at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


A view of the game room at the New York City offices of Google.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


An employee plays with lego at the New York City offices of Google.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA, roughly 30% of the company's energy is created from rooftop solar panels.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA employees are encouraged to make use of a free onsite gym, including trainers, free weights, and machines.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA, a lap pool, complete with lifeguard, is available to any employee who might feel like taking a break for a swim.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Surfboards lean against a wall at the Google office in Santa Monica, California

Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


At the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA a playful whiteboard hosts an array of doodles.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Employees at the New York City offices of Google.

Photograph: Erin Siegal/Reuters

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Inside the uncommon Google offices!


Google Inc. founders Sergey Brin (L) and Larry Page plug in an electric hybrid car at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google has switched on a solar panel installation at its headquarters which will help reduce the company's carbon footprint.

Photograph: Kimberly White/Reuters

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