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Happy faces: Najib sharing a light moment with Malaysians working for Google when he visited the headquarters in Menlo Park, California. — Bernama
FOR Ajay Gopinathan, Google Inc is the place he wants to be as he gets to play with cool technology every time he goes to work.
The 35-year-old software engineer from Shah Alam said working at the search engine company had always been his first choice.
“I really like it here. It is a good place to work at and I really like what I have been doing in the last two years,” he said in an interview at Google’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Ajay is one of seven Malaysian Googlers who had the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during his visit on Tuesday.
Ajay was doing his PhD in computer science in Canada when he applied for a job with Google, which was followed by a telephone interview.
“Then they flew me to California for six rounds of interviews and a week later, I was offered a job.”
Norzaini Mohd Suhaimi, 52, said that although she was older than some of her colleagues, age was never a problem.
“I don’t feel the age gap. Nobody frowns upon you if you are older or in different shapes or sizes,” she said.
Norzaini, who hails from Kota Baru, had worked as an interior designer and in event management when she came across a job offer with the Google map section.
“I have been living in California with my husband and two children in the last 30 years.
“When I saw the job opening, I decided to apply.”
For Cynthia Lim who has been working in the Google map section in the last six months, the experience had been interesting.
The chemical engineering graduate quipped that she had gained weight with the free food provided in the office.
The Malacca-born said the work culture in Google was vastly different from her experience of working in Malaysia for five years previously.
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