Jawdropper of the Day: Google has 12,000 Employees Posted on May 9, 2007May 21, 2019 by Chris Yeh No, that is not a misprint. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has 12,200 employees to Yahoo’s 11,700. How many employees did Google have at IPO? 1,000? What the heck do all those people do? That’s a lot of coconuts!