mardi, mars 07, 2006

Working at Google... what is it like?

If they made this recruiting video,,, its getting hard to hire. Did anyone say union?

A partial list of Google's "I bet you don't have that where you work" benefits include:
-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

(list taken from here)