Best Workplaces in Silicon Valley

So you’ve heard the great perks of tech companies, but what are the best workplaces in Silicon Valley?

Oh the joys and perks of the dot com era. Remember the days of free beer, ping pong tables, hopes of IPO, awesome vacation packages, paid medical insurance and video games in the work place? Well some companies still have fat perks – well at least at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tagged, Eventbrite, GAIA Online and Twitter.

From FREE chlid care to catered lunches – prepared to be jealous. VERY jealous. If you want a fat job with amazing perks – these are the companies!

Best Workplaces in Silicon Valley

working for google

 

Amenities in the Office

How about a little yoga to de-stress, while your car is getting washed, photos processed and laundry done. Oh and this would be while at work. Check out these perks in the office at these companies!

Perks at Google’s Offices:

  • Yoga
  • Onsite Gym
  • Car Washes
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Drycleaning service
  • Fitness classes
  • Running trails
  • Haircuts
  • Bike Repair
  • Subsidized massages
  • FREE laundry machines

Perks at Facebook’s Offices:

  • 50% reimbursement of most monthly gym fees
  • Photo processing
  • Laundry service
  • Leather repaid
  • Weekly lectures by entrepreneurs such as Arianna Huffington and Craig Newmark

Perks at Linked In’s Offices:

  • Running trails
  • 24/7 Onsite gym
  • Morning boot camp
  • Beanbag lounge
  • Afternoon yoga/pilates
  • Chair massages
  • Weekly lectures from entrepreneurs such as Thomas Friedman, Cory Booker

Perks at Twitter’s Offices:

  • Free gym
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Yoga and pilates classes
  • Laundry services

Perks at Tagged’s Offices:

  • Free gym membership
  • Yoga room
  • Wellness allowance
  • Regular massage days
  • Quiet room

Perks at Eventbrite’s Offices:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Zen room

Perks at Gaia Online’s Offices:

  • Onsite gym

Food Perks

Food. FREE food. At the work place? YES at these companies!

Google’s Food Perks:

  • Lunch and dinner provided by in-house gourmet chefs
  • FREE snacks
  • Bar
  • Cafes

Facebook’s Food Perks:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner options include: salads cuisines from countries such as Belize and India and Pizza
  • FREE snacks
  • Microkitchens
  • Cafe

Linked In’s Food Perks:

  • Catered lunch
  • FREE snacks
  • Full ice cream freeze
  • Cafe

Twitter’s Food Perks:

  • Catered breakfast and lunch
  • FREE snacks
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Happy hour Friday once a month

Tagged’s Food Perks:

  • On-site Breakfast
  • Catered lunch and dinner by top restaurants in the area
  • FREE snacks
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Happy hour Friday weekly

Eventbrite’s Food Perks:

  • Catered Meals
  • FREE snacks
  • Stocked kitchen

Gaia Online’s Food Perks:

  • Restaurant catered lunch
  • FREE snacks

 

Games and Activities

Linked In’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Guitar Hero
  • Rock Band
  • Ping Pong
  • Foosball
  • Softball Team
  • Soccer
  • Hackday
  • Basketball

Google’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Foosball
  • Pingpong
  • Frisbee golf course
  • Office RAZR scooters
  • Company bicycles
  • Video games

Tagged’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Hacknight
  • Billiards
  • Foosball
  • Field trips
  • Ping pong
  • Video games
  • Monthly wine tastings

Eventbrite’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Foosball
  • Ping pong
  • Bike rides
  • Regularly planned outings
  • Trips to trampoline park

Gaia Online’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Video games
  • Foosball

 

Twitter’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Soccer team
  • Winemaking for charity
  • Foosball
  • Video games
  • Ping pong

Facebook’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Foosball
  • Annual Game day
  • Ping pong

Flexibility and Time Off

How would you love UNLIMITED sick days? How about unlimited paid time off (PTO)? Check out these perks!

Google
PTO: 1st year: 15 days  off 4th year: 20 days off 6th year: 25 days off
12 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Engineers can devote 20% of their time to projects of their own choice.

Facebook:
PTO: 21 days off
11 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days

Linked In:
PTO: 15 DAYS
13 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: One Friday a month allotted to personal side projects. Telecommuting allowed.

Twitter:
PTO: FLEXIBLE
FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS
UNLIMITED sick days

Tagged:
PTO: UNLIMITED!
13 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Telecommuting allowed

Eventbrite:
PTO: FLEXIBLE
FLEXIBLE Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Telecommuting allowed

GAIA Online:
PTO: Flexible
FLEXIBLE Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Flexible schedules. Days allotted for developing skills in other areas

Medical and Retirement Benefits:

Google offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance.
Other perks: Business travel accident insurance, onsite doctors, onsite physical therapy, onsite chiropractor, dependent care assistance plan.
401K

Facebook Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Employee assistance program
401K

Linked In Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Matches 50% of the first 3% of employee contributions
401K + ROTH 401K

Twitter Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Employee assistance program and flex spending
401K

Tagged Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Flex spending with company contributions
401K

Eventbrite Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental
Other perks: See any doctor in the world with $10 co-pay, accupuncture, chiropractor
401K

GAIA Online Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
401K

Stipends and Reimbursements

Google
Paternity and maternity: 3 months paid maternity leave, $500 credit and extra month after 1 year of employment.
Childcare: FREE onsite childcare
Pets: Dogs welcome. Pet care referrals
Transportation: Free shuttle to and from several locations in and around San Francisco

Facebook:
Paternity and maternity: 4 months paid parental leave $4000 credit.
Childcare: $3000 reimbursement for childcare when child is <5 and born after employee’s start date
Transportation: Free shuttle service to and from San Fran. Free unlimited cal train pass. $50 reimbursement for those who take the metro at least 10x a month (round trip)

Linked In:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: Free van pools and shuttles

Twitter:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: Commuter program

Tagged:
Paternity and maternity leave: 4 months paid parental leave
Pets: dogs welcome, pet insurance
Transportation: Commuter checks. Walking distance to Bart and Muni in San Francisco

Eventbrite:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: monthly stipend

GAIA Online:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: monthly stipend

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