• Google death benefits pay dead employees' families for 10 years
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[Quote] NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Google treats its dead employees better than some companies do their living workers. Google's unusual "death benefits" include paying the deceased's spouse or domestic partner 50% of their salary for 10 years, the company's "chief people officer" Laszlo Bock revealed in an interview this week with Forbes. of the dead Googler's stocks vest immediately. Each child of the employee receives $1,000 per month until age 19, or age 23 for full-time students. These perks aren't just for longtime employees. There's no tenure requirement, Google GOOG ( , Fortune 500) told Forbes -- all of the company's U.S. employees qualify. Bock said the oldest Googler is currently 83. A Google representative declined to comment in more detail about the policy. Forbes writer Meghan Casserly noted dryly in her article that "providing death benefits is a no-win for the company." But that isn't the point, Bock told her: "Obviously there's no benefit to Google. But it's important to the company to help our families through this horrific if inevitable life event." The death benefits revelation adds to the already legendary list of Google perks: free food, foosball tables, on-site dry-cleaning service, generous parental leave and more. The company's perks site hawks a "Corporate Concierge team [that] can assist with everyday tasks such as planning a dinner party as well as more unusual requests, like finding a jewel-encrusted scepter to accompany a Googler's special Halloween outfit." But Bock told Forbes he doesn't like the word "perks." Instead, he says, what helps employees ultimately helps the company. As he put it: "There is, of course, research that show employee benefit programs like ours can improve retention, and appear to improve performance on some level."[/quote] [url]http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/09/technology/google-death-benefits/index.html[/url] Fuck I want to work for Google
Work at Google Or Work at Valve [b]Shit fuck which do I choose[/b]
[QUOTE=DireAvenger;37162418]Work at Google Or Work at Valve [b]Shit fuck which do I choose[/b][/QUOTE] If Valve and Google were to somehow merge, it would create the best working environment ever.
dream job
[QUOTE=Sethorion;37162441]If Valve and Google were to somehow merge, it would create the best working environment ever.[/QUOTE] The resulting company would implode from the awesome.
Why can't more corporations be like Google? Why is it so hard to understand that a happy, loyal employee is more willing to work hard, be more creative, and be less likely to share corporate secrets?
I don't even care if Google wants all my privacy, they're way too awesome
Meanwhile Wells Fargo does everything they can to strip an employees daughter of health insurance when she's dying of cancer.
"Google Janitor commits suicide realizing that death benefits out-pay living wage in supporting family."
[quote]Each child of the employee receives $1,000 per month until age 19, or age 23 for full-time students.[/quote] WHAT
[QUOTE=Tudd;37162495]"Google Janitor commits suicide realizing that death benefits out-pay living wage in supporting family."[/QUOTE] :v: Even though they'd make twice as much by living.
[QUOTE]Each child of the employee receives $1,000 per month until age 19, or age 23 for full-time students.[/QUOTE] That's more than I get in welfare, Google is officially better than Australia.
[QUOTE=Sethorion;37162441]If Valve and Google were to somehow merge, it would create the best working environment ever.[/QUOTE] Moving [B]2[/B] boxes everyday!
I don't get Google. It seems like every news story on them alternates between some evil invasion of privacy thing and stuff like this. God dammit which one are they?
[QUOTE=Ybbats;37162554]:v: Even though they'd make twice as much by living.[/QUOTE] I don't think alot of janitors make more then $1000 a month. Plus that counts for EACH kid. Last time I checked my stereotypes, janitors have alot of kids.
[QUOTE=DireAvenger;37162418]Work at Google Or Work at Valve [b]Shit fuck which do I choose[/b][/QUOTE] [h2]Both.[/h2]
[QUOTE=Tudd;37162852]I don't think alot of janitors make more then $1000 a month. Plus that counts for EACH kid. Last time I checked my stereotypes, janitors have alot of kids.[/QUOTE] are you serious
[QUOTE=DireAvenger;37162418]Work at Google Or Work at Valve [b]Shit fuck which do I choose[/b][/QUOTE] Valve because you'd do fuck all but make TF2 cosmetic items.
These benefits are to die for
[QUOTE=markg06;37163406]Valve because you'd do fuck all but make TF2 cosmetic items.[/QUOTE] They don't even make them anymore, they get the community to do that!
[QUOTE=Tudd;37162852]I don't think alot of janitors make more then $1000 a month. Plus that counts for EACH kid. Last time I checked my stereotypes, janitors have alot of kids.[/QUOTE] I don't think google directly employs janitors. Usually you pay a different company for stuff like that.
[QUOTE=TheLolrus;37162807]I don't get Google. It seems like every news story on them alternates between some evil invasion of privacy thing and stuff like this. God dammit which one are they?[/QUOTE] Google can have all the information they want about me. They offer various excellent free services, and treat both their customers and employees well. I think I can trust them with my porn browsing history.
I love how Google make those little games on their homepage, due to the Olympics. Everyone at my school has been playing them instead of doing work. Google are pretty chill and it's nice to see them doing things like this.
To get a scale of the pay google employees receive. An intern that's friends with my half sister is making over 40 grand.
[QUOTE=DireAvenger;37162418]Work at Google Or Work at Valve [b]Shit fuck which do I choose[/b][/QUOTE] You probably won't work at either of those companies. Ever.
[QUOTE=Nikota;37163957]To get a scale of the pay google employees receive. An intern that's friends with my half sister is making over 40 grand.[/QUOTE] What, per month?
[QUOTE=TheLolrus;37162807]I don't get Google. It seems like every news story on them alternates between some evil invasion of privacy thing and stuff like this. God dammit which one are they?[/QUOTE] "Who are you!?" "I'm your BEST NIGHTMARE!"
So much shit would be solved if big companies were more benevolent like this.
[QUOTE=markg06;37163406]Valve because you'd do fuck all but make TF2 cosmetic items.[/QUOTE] No just be part of the L4D team, get paid doing nothing.
[QUOTE=Hullu V3;37163977]You probably won't work at either of those companies. Ever.[/QUOTE] Well that's cool I was planning on being an Engineer anyway
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