No Google Jobs in Vermont

<%image(20060108-googleballs.gif|143|53|googleballs)%> Surpisingly enough, Google does not have any job openings in Vermont, nor will it probably ever. But it is worth looking at some of their philosophy in hiring and the benefits they offer their employees. Why is it so rare to find companies who hand out such lavish benefits for their employees?

Google Benefits

We have never forgotten since our start-up days that great things happen more frequently within the right culture and environment. So we offer Googlers a generous host of benefits as part of our efforts to keep Google a motivating, healthy, and productive place.

Among the various benefits many Googlers enjoy:

* Health care for you and your family, plus on-site physician and dental care at our headquarters
in Mountain View, California
* Vacation days and holidays, and flexible work hours
* Maternity and parental leave, plus new moms and dads are able to expense up to $500 for
take-out meals during the first four weeks that they are home with their new baby
* Employee referral bonus program
* Employee assistance services for personal issues, childcare referrals, answers to financial and
legal questions
* Learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement
* Adoption assistance
* Google Child Care Center, just five minutes from Google headquarters in Mountain View
* Back-up child care helps California parents when their regularly scheduled child care falls
* Free shuttle service to several San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay locations
* Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Incentive Program
* Employee discounts
* Onsite dry cleaning, plus a coin-free laundry room in the Mountain View office

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