Peek Inside Google's Chicago Office

Celebrating TGIF? If you worked at Google, you'd be celebrating IIFY?, or Is It Friday Yet?, on Thursdays, where employees congregate to partake libations, eat snacks and give short presentations to each other on what they do.

It's one of Google's many "Google-y" features, as workers there call it. And while we've all heard rumors about Google's offices, like there being food seemingly everywhere and dogs milling about like they own the place, not everyone who wants to see Google gets the opportunity.

Case in point, Jake Parrillo, the Midwest manager of global communications and public affairs for Google, told me the Chicago office alone gets 4,000 resumes a day. If you're not good at math, trust me: that's a lot.

Parrillo invited me to tour Google's Dearborn Plaza office -- all six floors of it. Here's a tasty photo gallery of what I saw.

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David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a columnist for EGM. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.

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