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Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page by Janet Lowe

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8.10. TOP TEN REASONS TO WORK AT GOOGLE

While some former employees and company critics claim that Google overpromotes its glossy workplace and stimulating atmosphere, it is refreshing to have a company that at least thinks so much about the quality of work life and makes a voluntary effort to value employees and treat them with respect. This is Google's own list of employee benefits:

  1. Lend a helping hand. With millions of visitors every month, Google has become an essential part of everyday life—like a good friend—connecting people with the information they need to live great lives.

  2. Life is beautiful. Being a part of something that matters and working on products in which you can believe is remarkably fulfilling.

  3. Appreciation is the best motivation, so we've created a fun and inspiring workspace you'll be glad to be a part of, including on-site doctor and dentist; massage and yoga; professional development opportunities; shoreline running trails; and plenty of snacks to get you through the day.

  4. Work and play are not mutually exclusive. It is possible to code and pass the puck at the same time.

  5. We love our employees, and we want them to know it. Google offers a variety of benefits, including a choice of medical programs, company-matched 401(k), stock options, maternity and paternity leave, and much more.

  6. Innovation is our bloodline. Even the best technology can be improved. We see endless opportunity to create even more relevant, more useful, and faster products for our users. Google ...

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