Google's Benefits Philosophy

Lava lamps

Google's founders built a company around the idea that work should be challenging and the challenge should be fun. To that end, Google's culture is unlike any in corporate America, and it's not because of the whimsical lava lamps and large rubber balls, or the fact that one of the company's chefs used to cook for the Grateful Dead.
In the same way Google puts users first when it comes to online services, Google puts employees first when it comes to daily life in its offices.

Rubber ball

Eric Schmidt, CEO Google

"The goal is to strip away everything that gets in our employees' way. We provide a standard package of fringe benefits, but on top of that are first-class dining facilities, gyms, laundry rooms, massage rooms, haircuts, carwashes, dry cleaning, commuting buses - just about anything a hardworking employee engineer might want. Let's face it: programmers want to program, they don't want to do their laundry. So we make it easy for them to do both."

Eric Schmidt

Benefits ... way beyond the basics

Food 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.
Other On-Site Services At Google headquarters in Mountain View, there’s on-site oil change, car wash, dry cleaning, massage therapy, gym, hair stylist, fitness classes and bike repair.
Shuttle Service Google is pleased to provide its Mountain View employees with free shuttles to several San Francisco, East Bay and South Bay locations.
Shutte bus
Employee Referral
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 $2,000 bonus if your referral accepts our offer and remains employed for at least 60 days.
Google Child Care Center Located just five minutes from the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, the Google Child Care Center (Kinderplex) provides full and part time child care for children ages 12 weeks through 6 years. The center offers a high-quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum with low teacher/child ratios.
Child care center
Other Great Benefits Ski trip, company movie day, summer picnic, Halloween & holiday party, health fair, quarterly group offsites, credit union, sauna, roller hockey, outdoor volleyball court, discounts for products and local attractions.