If I worked at Google…

I could say “I bet you don’t have this where you work” to everyone who doesn’t work at Google. Here’s a list of some of the benefits of working at Google’s main branch in Silicon Valley…

· Flex hours for nearly every professional employee
· Casual dress everyday (and this goes well beyond business casual)
· Employees can bring their dogs to work, everyday
· On-site physician
· On-site dental care
· Health benefits that begin as soon as an employee reports for work
· Free massage and yoga
· Shoreline running trails
· Stock options everywhere
· Free drinks and snacks everywhere (espresso, smoothies, red bull, health drinks, kombucha tea, you name it)
· Free meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner (some have described this as a feast with multiple locations and world-class chefs, including one that cooked for the Grateful Dead)
· Three weeks' vacation during the first year
· Free recreation everywhere, including video games, foosball, volleyball and pool tables
· Valet parking for employees
· Onsite car wash and detailing
· Maternity and parental leave (plus new moms and dads are able to expense up to $500 for take-out meals during the first four weeks that they are home with their new baby)
· Employee referral bonus program
· Near site child care center
· Back-up child care for parents when their regularly scheduled child care falls through
· Free shuttle service to several San Francisco and East and South Bay locations (San Francisco is 45 miles away from the main campus)
· Fuel efficiency vehicle incentive program ($5,000 assistance if you buy a hybrid)
· Onsite dry cleaning, plus a coin-free laundry room
· A Friday TGIF all-employee gathering where the founders frequently speak
· A 401k investment program
· A "no tracking of sick days" policy
· Employee interest groups (formed by Google employees, these are all over the map and are said to include Buffy fans, cricketers, Nobel prize winners, and a wine club)
· An onsite gym to work off all of the snacks



Alli Hibb said...

I'm thinking about looking in to Google when I move home from Kenya...sounds even more amazing than I thought!

Ryanne said...

Working at Google is my dream. Do you think they need a volunteer coordinator?

You forgot to mention on top of all that...well compensated for work.