Silicon Valley is known for its employee benefits, and Google stands out head and shoulders.
- Free gourmet food, haircuts, laundry services, car washes
- Bean bag chairs, sleep pods, foosball tables, gyms, on-site health care
- Can work from anywhere in the office
- Bring along your dog!
- 10 years’ half salary for spouse of deceased employee
For the sixth consecutive year, Google has hogged the top spot in the US list of the Best Companies to Work For. Salary aside, the tech titan is famous for luxe perks such as free gourmet food, foosball tables, bean bag chairs and nap pods – the helmet-like recliners popularised by Google to allow staff to grab forty winks when they are worn out. These aren’t even the most popular perks at Google but just glimpses of its awesome culture.
Likely the most agile company around, Google empowers its staff to learn more about other departments and move to other projects, which are mentally stimulating for employees and reduce burnout.
Also, employees can work from pretty much anywhere in the premise – the cafe, a cosy corner, or a spot with a nice view. Peachy for those who hate to be deskbound.
Monday all-hands meetings
Starting off the week on the right foot, everyone – from the intern newbie to the CEO – can share ideas.
Daily routine tasks
All free from Google: gyms, haircuts, laundry services, car washes and even on-site health care. The message is simple: we’ll take care of you while you take care of work.
Down to the details, a warm welcome onboard from a manager makes Googlers feel welcomed and valued.
With the approval of a manager, canine lovers can bring their pets to work! Google views this as a way of enhancing the quality of work life.
Taking care of Googlers beyond the grave, Google pays the spouse of a deceased employee half his salary for 10 years, and an additional monthly amount if they have children.
Google offices are unlike most offices around the world and anything but orthodox. Designed as a comfortable, fun and inclusive workplace for its hive of high performers, Google has its head office in Mountain View, California, and offices all over the globe, including in Kuala Lumpur.
In search of that dream workplace? Go search for the search giant with the most to offer.