100 Best Companies to Work For 

4 of 100
4. Google
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 4 (Previous rank: 4)
What makes it so great?
The search engine king is hiring again: Google plans to add thousands of employees to its payroll in 2010.

Though a few perks have been cut in recent years, Google last year increased 401(k) matching and added a stock-option exchange program to help employees with underwater options. And engineers still get to devote 20% of their time to projects of their choosing.

Headquarters: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
2008 revenue ($ millions): 21,795

Is Google a great employer, or what?
Google stats
U.S. employees N.A.
Employees outside U.S. N.A.
New jobs (1 year) N.A.
% job growth (1 year) N.A.%
% voluntary turnover N.A.%
Applicants N.A.
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 1,000+
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities N.A.%
% women N.A.%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 113
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 113
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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