Are Google Employees Allowed iPhone's?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by blairh, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Are Google employees allowed to use iPhone's or is that frowned upon or entirely banned by the company? Curious because I love my iPhone so much that I honestly don't want to transition to Android, yet I am curious about applying for a job at Google.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Lmfao!
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Well, considering they have iPhone apps, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I think your first worry should be getting offered a position at all.
     
  5. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm completely serious. It's a legit question. Yeah they have iPhone apps but that's almost because they would be insane not to work with Apple in that regard. Even if Google doesn't force use of an Android phone, I'm sure a lot of their employees that choose to use an iPhone get some teasing about it, at the very least.
     
  6. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

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    I highly doubt they're going to ask what phone do you have in an interview LOL

    Worry about getting the job, they don't care what's in your pocket, they care about what's in your skull...
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Well yeah, you might get some friendly office teasing, but you'll get that in any work environment about anything. The occasional joking around is what makes work bearable.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That you're even asking this question suggests your time would be better spent looking elsewhere for a job.
     
  9. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What happens if Android comes up in the interview? The truth is I have little experience using Android devices and I absolutely love my iPhone. I mean, I agree with others that there are other factors that are more important, but I honestly would refrain from working at Google if they forced me to go Android (which I'm taking is not the case given the responses here).
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You'd choose a phone over working for one of the best tech companies on Earth? Something tells me you'd never get hired there.
     
  11. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    I am not a Google employee, however, several people very close to me have been Google employees for many years in software engineering roles. I know at least a few of them use iPhones.

    As has already been said, if this is one of your primary concerns, you're doing it wrong. If I was trying to get a job I was really passionate about, I'd carry one of those awful bag phones from the 90s if they told me to do so. On the off chance Google offered you a job, the fact that you'd turn it down if they forced you to go Android speaks volumes about whether or not you really want to work there. At the end of the day, it's a phone. Chill out.
     
  12. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    It IS a legit question. I read a news story some time back about Microsoft employees not being allowed to use iPods at work (they were allowed to use Zunes).

    Google it yourself; I'm feeling lazy today. :cool:
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    No one is questioning its legitimacy. We're questioning choosing a phone over a job.

    That's because you're baked. :D

    How many days in a row over 100º?
     
  14. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    We had a break a couple of weeks ago - rain and everything! So we're at (I believe) 59 non-consecutive days.
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Really? You would turn down a job at a company just because you couldn't use your iPhone there? Talk about having your priorities mixed up!:rolleyes:
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    This.

    If Google were to hire me on the condition that I used 2 tin cans and a string, I'd gladly accept. It's one of the best companies to work for and not many people get hired there. If you truly have a shot at getting a job at Google and turn it down over a phone, then there's something wrong with your priorities.
     
  17. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Just want to reply to all the "you have your priorities mixed up" responses at once:

    Perhaps I'm speaking out of ignorance here, but I'm confident that I would not enjoy any Android phone as much as my iPhone. So you might reply "well, it's just a phone". But it isn't. It's also my one and only mp3 player. And overall I use my iPhone so much day and night that having to use something else that I'd clearly find to be an inferior experience would indeed affect me a great deal. Hence the words where I'd question if I'd even want to work at Google if it means no iPhone.

    I know others will still object that it's crazy to not work somewhere because you can't use your phone of choice, but it's all relative to how it pertains to each individual. If I was 100% dedicated to working at Google, then yes, I'd ditch the iPhone if necessary.

    Regardless, I raised the initial question because it was something I was contemplating even if I had no desire to work there. Fin.

    P.S

    If I were offered a job at Google I doubt they would force me to give up my iPhone (unless someone knows of someone having to).
     
  18. James L macrumors 6502a

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    Just leave your phone at home for the 8 hours you are at work each day.

    Seems simple. :confused:
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It is a phone, nothing more.;)
     
  20. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    You don't exactly sound like someone Google would offer a job to...you're priorities are all messed up sounds like, and it shows easily.
     
  21. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    All that to me is prove even more than your have your priorities mixed up and clearly you would not fit in at Google. To me it seems you are way to closed minded to fit in there.
     
  22. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Exactly the OP doesn't sound like he should be too worried since he's not likely to be offered a job there.
     
  23. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    chances are Google would offer a free Android phone with the job ... if you choose to still pay for another phone would be your choice.

    my guess is most Google employees would just go with the free phone and the free data.
     

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