Friday, 27 May 2011

Other Benefits of working at Google

Other Benefits of working at Google

Health and wellness

Medical Insurance: 3 Carriers

Carriers for California:

Blue Shield: PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) or HMO (Health Maintenance Organization)
Kaiser: HMO

Carriers for Other States:

Blue Shield: PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) or OOA (Out of Area)

Dental Insurance

Comprehensive coverage through Delta Dental.

Vision Insurance

Exams, contacts, lenses and frames all generously covered.

Flex Spending Account Plan

Includes Medical Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Assistance Plan, and Qualified Transportation Benefit.

EAP – Employee Assistance Program

Services for employees and their dependents include free short-term counseling, legal consultations, financial counseling, child care referrals, pet care referrals, and more.

Life and AD&D Insurance

Automatic coverage at 2 times annual salary.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Option to purchase additional life insurance.

Short Term & Long Term Disability

Short Term Disability Insurance coverage provided at approximately 100% of take-home pay. Long Term Disability coverage provided at 60% of salary once Short Term Disability is exhausted.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

Automatic coverage at 2 times annual salary.

Retirement and savings

Google 401(k) Plan

Employees may contribute up to 60% and receive a Google match of up to the greater of (a) 100% of your contribution up to $3,000 or (b) 50% of your contribution up to $8,250 per year with no vesting schedule! We offer a variety of investment options to choose from through Vanguard, our 401(k) Plan Administrator. To help you with those tough investment decisions, employees can access Financial Engines to receive personalized investment advice.

529 College Savings Plan

This plan provides employees with a way to save money for post-secondary education.
Time away


1st year: 15 days
4th year: 20 days
6th year: 25 days


12 paid holidays (sick days taken as necessary)

Maternity Benefits

Up to 12 weeks off at approximately 100% pay, eligible for an additional 6 weeks if employed at Google for more than 1 year.

Parental Leave (for non-primary caregivers)

Up to 7 weeks off at approximately 100% take-home pay

Take-Out Benefit

To help make things easier, new moms and dads are able to expense up to $500 for take-out meals during the first 3 months that they are home with their new baby.
Benefits … beyond the basics

Tuition Reimbursement

We’ll help you pursue further education that’s relevant to what you do. You must receive grades of “B” or better. Why a “B” or better? Because we said so. Tuition reimbursement is up to $12,000 per calendar year.

Employee Referral Program

Good people know other good people. Our best employees have been hired through referrals. Google encourages you to recommend candidates for opportunities here and will award you a bonus if your referral accepts our offer. We pay out these bonuses a month after the referral starts at Google.

Back-Up Child Care

As a California employee, when your regularly scheduled child care falls through Google will provide you with 5 free days of child care per year through Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC). There are 13 Bay Area locations serving ages 6 weeks – 12 years.

Gift Matching Program

Google matches contributions of up to $12,000 per year from eligible employees to non-profit organizations. Bolstering employee contributions to worthy causes with matching gifts doesn't just mean helping hundreds of organizations, both locally and globally; it’s also a tangible expression. We want Googlers to get involved – and the company is right behind you.

Adoption Assistance

Google assists our employees by offering financial assistance in the adoption of a child. We’ll reimburse you up to $5000 to use towards legal expenses, adoption agencies or other adoption professional fees. Parental leave and take-out benefit also apply. See Time Away.

Benefits … way beyond the basics


Hungry? Check out our free lunch and dinner – our gourmet chefs create a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals every day. Got the munchies? Google also offers snacks to help satisfy you in between meals.

On-site Doctor

At Google headquarters in Mountain View, California you have the convenience of seeing a doctor on-site. Physical therapy and chiropractic services are also available.

Shuttle Service

Google is pleased to provide its Mountain View employees with free shuttles to several San Francisco, East Bay and South Bay locations.

Financial Planning Classes

Google provides objective and conflict-free financial education classes. The courses are comprehensive and cover a variety of financial topics.

Other On-Site Services

At Google headquarters in Mountain View, you'll find on-site oil change and car wash services, dry cleaning, massage therapy, gym, hair stylist, fitness classes and bike repair.

Other Great Benefits

Halloween & holiday party, health fair, credit union, roller hockey, outdoor volleyball court, discounts for products and local attractions.

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