Recruiting at Google just got easier.
The search giant opened its first San Francisco office on Monday. The office is located on Spear Street in the tech-heavy South of Market area. And apparently it has a view of the Bay.
It's unclear how many employees are there, although there seem to be quite a few members of the corporate communications team.
So, for people who can't bear the commute to Mountain View, Calif., and who don't want to take Google's free, Wi-Fi-enabled commuter buses, they can now haggle for an office in San Francisco.
Asked why it took Google so long to open a San Francisco office, a Google spokeswoman said: "We're always looking at where people want to live; where people want to work, and the footprint on the environment...This will alleviate the commutes for some people."
Here's the official company statement: "SF is significant to Google as we have many users, employees, advertisers and publishers here, and it is an important base for recruiting. We are happy to have a presence in the city that will allow us to be more responsive to customer needs and cut down commute times for many of our employees."
I tried to get a look at the office from Google Maps' Street View but the street is not on the Street View grid for some reason. So I captured a shot on Microsoft's Live Search Map site, which has a 45-degree bird's eye view.
Update 3:12 pm: I believe I have fixed the arrow so that it is pointing at the right building now.