Here’s How Long Employees Work On Average At Companies Like Google, Facebook And Uber

Here’s How Long Employees Work On Average At Companies Like Google, Facebook And Uber

The world’s best tech companies are also the hardest to get into. Thousands of hopefuls apply for every position that’s available, and candidates must have stellar resumes to be noticed by recruiters. Candidates must have relevant experience, and impress existing employees through interview processes that can span months. But at the end of this all, it turns out these employees don’t stay at these top companies for very long. Employees at world’s top tech companies don’t even stay on…

Your Co-workers Cause More Stress Than Your Boss, Say Studies

Your Co-workers Cause More Stress Than Your Boss, Say Studies

Mean bosses are often cast as villains of the workplace, but real office-related stress might be coming from somewhere a lot more insidious — your own coworkers. Study after study seems to imply that coworkers are responsible for more workplace-related stress than direct managers. A 20 year-long study by Tel Aviv University tracked 820 adults – between the ages of 25 to 65 years – drawn from a wide variety of professional fields. Starting with a…

This Was Google’s Hilariously Offensive Attempt To Get Girls To Code, Long Before James Damore

This Was Google’s Hilariously Offensive Attempt To Get Girls To Code, Long Before James Damore

Last week, Google fired engineer James Damore for penning an internal 10-page memo. In the offending document, Damore had argued that men and women were fundamentally different, and the larger proportion of men in engineering and leadership positions wasn’t necessarily because of discrimination. After the document sparked furious debate within Google, CEO Sundar Pichai stepped in. “To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and…

Founded In 2006, Barbeque Nation Has Just Filed For Its IPO: This Is Its Incredible Story

Founded In 2006, Barbeque Nation Has Just Filed For Its IPO: This Is Its Incredible Story

Among the spate of companies that have hit the public markets this year, there’s one which is lined up which might be tastier than most — Barbeque Nation. Barbeque Nation, the nationwide chain of restaurants known for its live-grill menu, has filed for an IPO. The company plans to raise Rs. 700 crore from public markets to expand its presence across the country. After being founded in 2006, Barbeque Nation has quickly grown to 81…

Anti-Sundar Pichai Graffitti Appears Near Google Offices, New York Times Says He Should Resign

Anti-Sundar Pichai Graffitti Appears Near Google Offices, New York Times Says He Should Resign

The repercussions of Google’s firing of James Damore are spilling over into the real world. Graffiti slamming Google CEO Sundar Pichai has begun appearing in California. Posters comparing Pichai unfavourably to Steve Jobs were posted on bus stops near Google’s offices in Venice Beach. The posters played on Apple’s “Think Different” tagline — as Steve Jobs was portrayed as saying “Think different”, Pichai was shown as solemnly saying “Not so much”. Spotted outside Google's Venice…

How One Developer Working Part-Time Built Sarahah, Currently The Most Popular App In The World

How One Developer Working Part-Time Built Sarahah, Currently The Most Popular App In The World

Apps are serious business. Some of the world’s biggest companies are essentially apps. Large companies get together thousands of engineers and designers to create them;  they then spend large sums of money to publicize them. And results are often a hit and a miss — getting an app to the top of the app stores is notoriously hard. However, one developer, working part-time from Saudi Arabia, has gone ahead and created what is currently the most popular…

Police So Impressed By Arrested Ola Employee’s Hacking Skills They Now Want To Hire Him

Police So Impressed By Arrested Ola Employee’s Hacking Skills They Now Want To Hire Him

The Ola employee, who’d been arrested by the Bangalore police for creating an app that hacked Aadhar data, has found a job offer while behind bars. Bangalore police are so impressed by Abhinav Srivastava’s hacking skills that they’re now looking to hire him as a cybersecurity expert, Deccan Herald has reported. Srivastava, 31, had been arrested by the Bangalore Police last week for developing an app which illegally accessed Aadhar data. Srivastava, a graduate of…

Google Becomes Laughing Stock Of Academic World After Firing Engineer For Stating Facts

Google Becomes Laughing Stock Of Academic World After Firing Engineer For Stating Facts

Google’s firing of James Damore has already drawn sharp criticism from the general public, but it’s also been ripped apart in academia. Several academics have stepped in support of Damore, who was fired by Google yesterday for writing a memo in which he argued that Google should hire people based on ability alone. Damore had said that men and women had different biological traits, and more men occupying engineering and leadership positions wasn’t a result of…

People Are Creating Their Own Google Doodles To Protest Google’s Firing Of James Damore

People Are Creating Their Own Google Doodles To Protest Google’s Firing Of James Damore

Google’s Doodles are one of the company’s most recognizable oddities. Google regularly changes the logo on its site to commemorate important occasions, and these whimsical logos are much-loved and much-shared. But now, ordinary people are creating their own Google Doodles to protest its firing of an engineer who aired his views on diversity. Google today fired James Damore, who’d written a 10-page memo on diversity in tech. Damore, who has a PhD in Biology from…

This Is The Incredible Resume Of The Engineer Fired From Google For His Views On Diversity

This Is The Incredible Resume Of The Engineer Fired From Google For His Views On Diversity

For someone who wrote a 10 page memo about how biological differences could impact diversity, James Damore sure had the right credentials. Damore, who was fired by Google today for authoring a internal document that talked about how men and women could have differing skill sets, had a glittering resume focusing on Biology. Damore had a BS in Molecular Biology, Physics and Chemistry from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Prior to that, he’d been a Research…

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