Google employees are allowed to decorate their cubicles the way they like. Here, they used aluminum foil paper. Mountain View on Monday, July 9, 2007. Google Inc., founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, is a leading company specializing in Internet search and online advertising. It has over 13,000 full-time employees and is well-known for treating them very well with high salaries, stock options and free amenities such as gourmet meals, laundry facilities and massages.