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Attendees at the Google Developer Day walks past a mural being painted in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Although Google's search engine and email services are blocked since 2010 in mainland China, mobile phones running its android operating system dominate China's market. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Ng Han Guan—AP
Attendees at the Google Developer Day walks past a mural being painted in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Although Google's search engine and email services are blocked since 2010 in mainland China, mobile phones running its android operating system dominate China's market. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan), Ng Han Guan—AP

    For the sixth year running, Google has landed the top spot on our list of the country’s Best Companies to Work For. The $75 billion tech titan is famous for luxe perks like free gourmet food, haircuts, and laundry services, of course. But it also takes a ­rigorous analytical approach to morale. It boosted its parental-leave policies, for example, after finding that mothers were leaving at higher rates—the result was a 50% reduction in attrition for working moms. And then there’s the culture: Town halls held by black Googlers and allies, support for transgender workers, and unconscious-bias workshops (­already attended by more than 70% of staff) help foster what employees say is a “safe and inclusive” workplace at this hive of high performers.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year1
    Years on list
    11
    HQ location
    Mountain View, Calif.
    Total employees72,053
    Job openings (as of February 2017)1,000
    Industry
    Information Technology
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)-
    Year founded
    1998
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites-
    Websitehttp://www.google.com
    *Employee count for Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days-
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    yes
    Compressed work weeks
    no
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    yes
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples-
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation-
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    no

    Diversity

    % Women-
    % Minorities-
    % African-American/Black-
    % Asian-
    % Caucasian/White-
    % Hispanic/Latino-
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races-
    % Unknown ethnicity-

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO15
    Total PTO after 5 years
    25
    # Sick days-
    Max hours PTO for volunteering
    20
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Software Engineer
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %-
    # of job applicants-
    Avg. # of applicants per opening-
    FT voluntary turnover-
    Jobs filled internally-
    % Jobs filled by referral-
    # New graduates hired-
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)-
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)-