Google Ranks #1 As Best Place To Work
Fortune recently published its 18th annual list of 100 Best Companies and for the sixth time running, Mountain View’s Google ranks #1 as Best Place To Work. That’s pretty impressive for a company founded in 1998 that has been on the list for 9 years out of its 17-year history.
With annual revenue of $55.5 billion and just shy of 45,000 employees in the Unites States, Google offers a wide variety of perks that attract the best and brightest the Silicon Valley and beyond has to offer.
Employees receive paid time off for volunteering, college tuition reimbursement, an on-site fitness center and medical care facility and numerous cafes that serve up three, free square meals a day. On-campus laundry, hair salons and massage services are also available, not to mention the quirky and playful Google culture that includes whimsical Android statues decorating the grounds of their headquarters and colorful cruisers that employees can use to bike around campus.
Google’s employee base is a diverse one. The company embraces a non-discrimination policy and offers benefits to same-sex families. Employees receive generous time off, including 13 paid holidays, 15 vacation days and unlimited sick days.
The company recently augmented its parental leave benefits, now offering all new parents up to twelve weeks of time off during which time they receive full pay. This includes dads, parents in same-sex relationships as well as adoptive and surrogate parents.
Its not a wonder a huge number of people would love to work among the Google ranks. As of February 2015, the company had 2,500 job openings. On average, they receive 140 applications per position and have had 1,267,959 people apply for positions. The most salaried common job is a Software Engineer III while that distinction for hourly positions is an Associate Account Strategist. One of their newest employees, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, hails from Morgan Stanley and will join the company in late May, replacing retiring CEO Patrick Pichette.
Plans for a new, cutting-edge Google campus at North Bayshore adds yet more reasons that this corporation leads the pack as the #1 best place to work.
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