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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Benefits of Employment

As you may know I'm looking for employment or as I like to say "I'm in transition". As a result of this I've taken to clicking on the "jobs", "careers", or "employment" links on random websites just to see what is there. Unfortunately, my MSW won't help get on at these two places with excellent (excessive?) benefits.

Facebook advertises these benefits before you can even get a chance to see their postings:
Facebook rewards its engineers with great salaries and options packages, plus numerous benefits and perks:
  • Medical, dental and vision plans with no premium for employees
  • 401(k) plan
  • 21 vacation days per year, plus 8 company holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • Complimentary catered breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service onsite
  • Free downtown parking permit
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Catered Friday Happy Hours at the office
  • $600/month housing subsidy if you live within one mile of the office
  • Standard-issue 24" LCD monitors and your option of 15" Apple MacBook Pro or IBM ThinkPad
  • Worldwide notoriety by having your face on sample Facebook Flyers
Google is pretty close:
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$8000 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$2000 bonus if your referral accepts our offer and remains employed for at least 60 days.
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). 13 Bay Area locations serving ages 6 weeks - 12 years.
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. The center is set up to meet and in some cases exceed the accreditation standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – a highly regarded child development organization.
Gift Matching Program
Google matches contributions of up to $3000 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*

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.
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, there’s on-site oil change, car wash, dry cleaning, massage therapy, gym, hair stylist, fitness classes and bike repair.
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.

Can you believe that craziness?? I'm definintly in the wrong field.

1 comment:

Roogles said...

Wow... I suddenly may be on the job hunt.

I'm all giddy and stuff.

LOL -Roogles