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    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."
    http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/09/tech...its/index.html

    Fuck I want to work for Google
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    Dennab
    February 2007
    6,746 Posts
    Work at Google

    Or

    Work at Valve

    Shit fuck which do I choose
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    Sethorion's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,264 Posts
    Work at Google

    Or

    Work at Valve

    Shit fuck which do I choose
    If Valve and Google were to somehow merge, it would create the best working environment ever.
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    January 2010
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    dream job
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    April 2009
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    If Valve and Google were to somehow merge, it would create the best working environment ever.
    The resulting company would implode from the awesome.
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  6. Post #6
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    December 2009
    14,226 Posts
    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?
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    December 2008
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    I don't even care if Google wants all my privacy, they're way too awesome
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    September 2005
    2,266 Posts
    Meanwhile Wells Fargo does everything they can to strip an employees daughter of health insurance when she's dying of cancer.
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    September 2010
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    "Google Janitor commits suicide realizing that death benefits out-pay living wage in supporting family."
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    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
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    Each child of the employee receives $1,000 per month until age 19, or age 23 for full-time students.
    WHAT
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    February 2012
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    "Google Janitor commits suicide realizing that death benefits out-pay living wage in supporting family."
    Even though they'd make twice as much by living.
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    September 2008
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    Each child of the employee receives $1,000 per month until age 19, or age 23 for full-time students.
    That's more than I get in welfare, Google is officially better than Australia.
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    I do it all
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    November 2010
    14,185 Posts
    If Valve and Google were to somehow merge, it would create the best working environment ever.
    Moving 2 boxes everyday!
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    June 2008
    3,556 Posts
    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?

  15. Post #15
    Fudders
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    September 2010
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    Even though they'd make twice as much by living.
    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.
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    July 2009
    7,212 Posts
    Work at Google

    Or

    Work at Valve

    Shit fuck which do I choose
    [h2]Both.[/h2]
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    Dennab
    September 2007
    17,086 Posts
    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.
    are you serious
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    September 2006
    11,050 Posts
    Work at Google

    Or

    Work at Valve

    Shit fuck which do I choose
    Valve because you'd do fuck all but make TF2 cosmetic items.
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    March 2010
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    These benefits are to die for
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  20. Post #20
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    September 2005
    8,151 Posts
    Valve because you'd do fuck all but make TF2 cosmetic items.
    They don't even make them anymore, they get the community to do that!
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    August 2005
    15,749 Posts
    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.
    I don't think google directly employs janitors. Usually you pay a different company for stuff like that.
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    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?
    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.
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    February 2010
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    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.
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    Dennab
    September 2010
    8,080 Posts
    To get a scale of the pay google employees receive. An intern that's friends with my half sister is making over 40 grand.

  25. Post #25
    Hullu V3's Avatar
    October 2009
    6,412 Posts
    Work at Google

    Or

    Work at Valve

    Shit fuck which do I choose
    You probably won't work at either of those companies.

    Ever.
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    To get a scale of the pay google employees receive. An intern that's friends with my half sister is making over 40 grand.
    What, per month?
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    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
    8,076 Posts
    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?
    "Who are you!?"
    "I'm your BEST NIGHTMARE!"

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    October 2005
    3,192 Posts
    So much shit would be solved if big companies were more benevolent like this.
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  29. Post #29
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    September 2010
    4,170 Posts
    Valve because you'd do fuck all but make TF2 cosmetic items.
    No just be part of the L4D team, get paid doing nothing.
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    Dennab
    February 2007
    6,746 Posts
    You probably won't work at either of those companies.

    Ever.
    Well that's cool I was planning on being an Engineer anyway

  31. Post #31
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    August 2005
    15,749 Posts
    Ads!

    Google death benefits, pay dead employees' families for 10 years!

  32. Post #32
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    Dennab
    September 2007
    17,086 Posts
    What, per month?
    per minute

    Edited:

    No just be part of the L4D team, get paid doing nothing.
    or the ricochet 2 team
    make awesome games every few years but then just delete them and go "ha, the public will never see ricochet 2 or any of its thousands of developmental iterations!"

  33. Post #33
    Tyrannosaur Fisherman Extraordinaire (Not Game Fish)
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    May 2009
    4,835 Posts
    Valve because you'd do fuck all but make TF2 cosmetic items.
    So I'd get paid to do what I do already?
    Sweet.

    Also them benefits are awesome.

  34. Post #34
    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?
    Philips has this too, if you have EVER worked for Philips and you die, even after 40 years after working for them your family still has right to a benefit.