You Can’t Be a Google Employee If You Don’t Know MS Office

Microsoft Office skills required for several Google jobs

By on December 28th, 2012 15:22 GMT

Google has already announced its ambitious goal to steal 90 percent of Microsoft Office’s users, so the company has started hiring engineers to help improve Google Apps.

But according to some job ads published by the Mountain View-based search giant, you can’t become a Google employee if you don’t know how to use Microsoft Office.

GeekWire.com has spotted several interesting requirements in Google’s job openings, some asking for experience with Microsoft’s very own productivity suite.

“3 years experience analyzing large data sets; proficient with analytical and presentation tools, including Excel (mastering pivot tables, graphs, and functions) and PowerPoint,” one of the requirements reads.

Microsoft, on the other hand, doesn’t see Google as a potential rival and claims that most users would still choose its Office suite because of the premium feature package.

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