mcdonalds fries workerOrder up!Reed Saxon/AP


Jeff Bezos rang up orders at McDonald’s. Marissa Mayer was a grocery store clerk. And Phillip Lim was a sales associate at local California kids’ clothing store. 

Those business leaders aren’t the only ones whose first jobs were less than glamorous. Google published the summer job sagas of 20 of their top leaders. Notably, several rang up orders at McDonald’s, while other jobs were as unusual as playing in a string quartet or planting trees.

See what Google leaders were doing before they joined one of the world’s most ubiquitous companies: