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Google California Benefits

Health Care

Google's benefit package includes Benefits Alliance medical insurance which allows you to enroll in one of the plans listed below.

HMO health care premiums are 100% paid for employee. Same sex domestic partner coverage is also available. Most benefits are effective on your date of hire.

Medical Insurance:

• Blue Shield PPO or HMO
• Cigna PPO or HMO
• Kaiser HMO

Dental Insurance: • Delta Dental (comprehensive dental care; 100% preventative care coverage)
Vision Insurance: • VSP (exam, lenses and frames once every year.)

Stock Program

New hire employees will be recommended to be granted an option to purchase shares of Google stock. Your option price will be based upon the fair market value as determined by the Board of Directors on the date of grant.


Year: 1st
15 days
20 days
25 days


10 paid holidays
Sick days taken as necessary
Past company outings have included all-staff ski and summer picnic.

Pre-Tax Savings Program

401(k) Plan
through Fidelity:

Employee contributes with a Google match up to $2200 per year.

  14 investment options available.
  529 College Savings Investment Plan.
Flex Spending Account Plan Includes Health Spending Account, Dependent Care Account, and a Qualified Transportation Benefit.
Post-Tax Savings Program
529 College Savings Plan

This plan provides employees with a way to save money for post-secondary education.

Income Protection

Group Life Insurance: Automatic coverage for 2 times annual salary.
Short Term Disability
Coverage provided at 75% of salary beginning on the 6th day of your disability.
Long Term Disability
Coverage provided at 66 2/3% of salary after 90 days.
Voluntary Life Insurance: Option to purchase additional life insurance.


Employee Assistance

Confidential counseling & referral service for employees and eligible dependents.

  Legal counsel for common legal issues.

Other Great Benefits

Gourmet lunch:*** Employees enjoy free lunch 5 days per week.
  Plus breakfast food and all the snacks you can eat!

Massage & gym:*** Working hard? Experienced massage therapists on site will melt your stress.
  Workout in the gym and enjoy a relaxing sauna all within the Googleplex.

All Googlers are invited to participate in weekly roller hockey games, bike rides, and walks in the wildlife preserve next door. There's also a grand piano in the lobby open to all.

  Employees receive free 1 hour passes to enjoy rock climbing or gymnastics at Twisters Gym located in Mountain View.

Maternity leave: 12 weeks off at 75% pay (this time includes disability leave), provided you've been an active employee for 60 days. Plus $50/day of waiters-on-wheels at Google's expense for the first 10 days that you're home with your new baby!

Parental Leave (for non-primary caregivers): 2 weeks off at 100% pay when your spouse or domestic partner has a baby, provided you've been an active employee for 60 days. Plus $50/day of waiters-on-wheels at Google's expense for the first 10 days that your home with your new baby!.

Adoption Policy Google will now assist our employees by offering financial assistance in the adoption of a child. We'll reimburse you up to $5,000 to use towards legal expenses, adoption agencies or other adoption professional fees. Parental leave and waiters-on-wheels benefit may also apply.

Tuition Reimbursement We offer reimbursement for college expenses incurred in pursuit of a degree that is relevant to your current job of up to $5000 per year. You must receive grades of B or better.

Employee Referral Program Google will award you a $2000.00 bonus if your referral accepts our offer and remains employed for at least 60 days, provided that you are an active employee.

On-site doctor:*** At Google you have the convenience of seeing a doctor on-site.

On-site dental:*** On-site Dental Care brings state-of-the-art dentistry to a nearby parking lot on a regular basis.

••• What are you waiting for? •••

*Short-term disability plan offered through Google's Voluntary Disability Plan. Employees have the option to elect Ca State Plan.

**This is intended for information use only. It does not include all benefit terms, exclusions, limitations and other provisions. If the above differs from Insurance Contract or Member Plan Documents, such documents will prevail.

***These benefits do not apply to the Newport and Santa Monica offices.

~ Benefits subject to change without notice. ~

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