China Google
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.

    Company Info

    Rank last year1
    Years on list11
    HQ locationMountain View, Calif.
    Total employees72,053
    Job openings (as of February 2017)1,000
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)-
    Year founded1998
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites-


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick days-
    Onsite fitness centerYes
    Discounted gym membershipsYes
    Job sharingYes
    Compressed work weeksNo
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    Onsite medical care facilityYes
    Medical facility at all locationsNo
    Onsite childcareYes
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples-
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation-
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    PTO for volunteeringYes
    College tuition reimbursementNo


    % 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 years25
    # Sick days-
    Max hours PTO for volunteering20
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Software Engineer
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    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

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    FT voluntary turnover-
    Jobs filled internally-
    % Jobs filled by referral-
    # New graduates hired-
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    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)-
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