Best company for overall employee benefits

Goldman Sachs DXov67
May 1 314 Comments

Which company has the best benefits? From relocation to other day to day employee benefits?

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  • Amazon / Eng tenders
    Why do you care about benefits if TC is much higher?
    May 1 18
    • Cisco 83!ghiw
      I would also throw out there that more cash isn’t always a good thing. Because taxes. Pre tax /untaxed benefits are a good thing.
      May 2
    • Dell LUHV04
      Is life at amazon for software people that bad ?
      May 2
    • Facebook Faang2
      At Huawei people work more than Facebook?
      May 3
    • Microsoft Cbrvgsxu
      Yea. Way more. 9-9-7
      May 3
    • Huawei mAzY40
      At Huawei USA people do not work harder compared to other companies. Most full-time folks hire contractors to do coding and implementation for them. Huawei does not pay as much as FB or Google but it is not bad considering that life is very easy if you are Chinese and can speak Mandarin.
      May 17
  • Apple woodkid
    Everyone knows Google wins these polls.
    May 1 7
    • Amazon amazon|qw
      Absolutely true
      May 1
    • Google / Eng
      Sundar5'11

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      Sundar5'11more
      How's banana giveaways going
      May 1
    • Amazon rtfs
      ^ I don’t like this banana joke😂
      May 2
    • Microsoft KQXe84
      There’s always money in the banana stand.
      May 2
    • GE / Eng
      sDcxy3

      GE Eng

      BIO
      🐎
      sDcxy3more
      👏🏽 👏🏽
      May 2
  • Google euBx84
    Here at Google, I take a bus(takes about 40 minutes) at 9am and leave work at 530pm. Buildings(including gyms which have towels) are open 24hrs/365days apart from the infrequent electricity shutdown/test. I play sports during work hours at least 2-3 times/week @1.5hrs each session with other employees.

    Here we have breakfast, lunch and dinner but I skip dinner so I can go home early lol. I regularly run any errands I have at work (visiting doctor, getting haircut, etc.) Using the free rental cars available. There's also free laundry including baskets + detergent but that's overkill for me. My healthcare plan is a HDHP, but my biweekly cost is 0 and the deductible is 1350 for myself after which everything is covered 💯. Google deposits 1350 in my HSA every year effectively making my contributions towards medical 0. Biweekly cost for dental vision is like $8? 401k is matched 50%, so I drop 19k and google matches 9.5k. Everyone is standard issued electric standing desk, ergonomic chair, Bluetooth headphones , desktop and laptop. I didn't include the tuition benefit (2/3 tuition upto 12k/year), commuting (google now covers upto max commuting benefit per month ~250$ in bay area) because I haven't used them yet.

    There's a bunch of death benefits (all unvested stock vests immediately upon death of employee, spouse gets half salary for the next 10 years, 1k/month per child till they are through college, 3x salary life insurance).

    And pay is great too. L4 1.75 YOE, 230k TC
    May 1 26
    • Amazon anonts
      Do you play with L5s? I work with robots literally. Highly depressing.
      May 1
    • Facebook gxse
      You have to do laundry yourself? You googlers deserve better.
      May 1
    • New
      martinr

      New

      PRE
      Google
      martinrmore
      Also Google, my pay is worse, my yoe before google is way more, I bike to work (10min) at 8:20 and stay to 18, like everybody does here. Nobody plays sports, rarely I see someone drinking coffee even. And I must admit my project is quite chill, no strong deadlines. It really depends.
      May 2
    • Netflix Johnny5
      Clear winner here, except for the PTO.
      May 2
    • Microsoft Iggd27
      holy fuck
      May 6
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

    AT&T Eng

    PRE
    Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
    DDM2Kmore
    BIG difference between benefits and “perks”. So which are we talking about here?

    Free cafeterias and an on-site Starbucks would be great. But our health plan for family has a $1000 deductible (employee alone is $400) and covers 90/10 until you reach your out of pocket maximum of $1500 ind / $3000 fam for the year. Wouldn’t trade that for perks if the only employer plan was a HDHP + HSA.

    Don’t see the benefit of a HDHP when my company charges the same for premium as it does the PPO. Paying just under $100/month to cover myself but same plan under COBRA would be $750 for health, not counting dental / vision.

    As far as perks...
    We have an on site gym with extended hours, humongous new locker room and changing area. Just got a new set of electrically adjustable standing desks and replacement chairs. Cafeteria open for breakfast and lunch (prices apply but food is heavily subsidized). EV charging spots up front, work from home (currently 1 day a week but new Assoc Director seems open to more).

    Life is pretty good.
    May 1 26
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

      PRE
      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
      DDM2Kmore
      Faang2 that sounds like something only a specialist can get away with lol
      May 3
    • Facebook dgoV07
      Those are very mediocre benefits. AT&T sounds like a shit company to work for.
      Sep 2
    • Booz Allen Hamilton billyglob
      Microsoft - do you pay anything for health insurance (on individual and family plans)?
      Oct 27
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Nothing. +Microsoft actually gives me 2k/year in hsa
      Oct 27
    • Booz Allen Hamilton billyglob
      Very nice! Then no deductible, out of pocket, monthly payments..someone on here said that it use to be zero.
      Oct 27
  • Amazon rRBa34
    Where tf is Amazon
    May 1 12
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      It's real, and the bananas are at Terry and Republican, and the spheres. Not sure any other buildings have them.
      May 1
    • Amazon nhohkunugi
      Why should tf Amazon
      May 1
    • Expedia / Eng IMAlilTpot
      The thing that really chapped me at AM$N was no match for employee giving. Way to be cheap, Jeffy boy.
      May 1
    • Amazon anonts
      If you have family, you will pay >3000$ for premium. And the 401k matching is upto 3.2k whatever level you are in.

      No need to compare with Google. Even Microsoft has 0$ premium and will put 9.2k in 401k. That is monetary benefit of 9k.
      May 1
    • Expedia / Eng IMAlilTpot
      I paid more $$$ for healthcare at AMZN than any other time in my life. Crazy expensive. I pay even less for healthcare at EXPE than I did at MSFT, and we get massage as a benefit.
      May 2
  • LinkedIn JAlP67
    I actually think LinkedIn has better benefits than Google.

    - $125 a month for transportation paid for by LinkedIn
    - Free unlimited Caltrain & Shuttle Service
    - On-site gyms
    - Building open 24/7
    - Healthcare / Dental / Vision Premiums 100% Paid for by LinkedIn
    - For Healthcare $0 deductible, max $1000 out of pocket per year with a PPO plan
    - 50% 401k Match
    - 10% discount on up to 15% of pay for ESPP
    - 2 week company shutdown per year
    - 7 holidays in addition to shutdown
    - Discretionary Time Off
    - $80 a month for phone bills
    - $2K a year for student loans, gym, house cleaning, tax prep, etc.
    - Free Breakfast/ Lunch (Dinner in South Bay)
    - InDay per month
    - Spot bonus awards (only manager approval needed)
    - $20K benefit for Egg Freezing, Fertility Testing, Adoption, Surrogacy
    - 3x base life insurance for free
    - $10K cash in case of death and all remaining stock immediately vested and 6 months of insurance for dependents
    May 1 40
    • LinkedIn VoodooGod
      Couple of other things
      - free New York Times, Wall Street journal and economist subscriptions
      - random free food related classes and tours offered monthly
      May 2
    • LinkedIn / Eng lambda/\
      @VoodooGod, how do you get the free New York times subscriptions ?
      May 2
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      These car discounts are deceiving. For any not dumb person you can get them by simply negotiating.
      May 2
    • Apple amamwl
      You can spring it on them after negotiating. That’s what I did.
      May 2
    • Google / Eng findingout
      7 days PTO is quite small
      Jun 23
  • LinkedIn jhartman
    LinkedIn. You forgot to include major contender in this poll. LinkedIn has best benefits in bay area.
    May 1 5
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Qualcomm
      rQsc13more
      LinkedIn != MS?
      May 1
    • LinkedIn jhartman
      Google!=waymo?
      May 1
    • Facebook Chris Box
      Yea LinkedIn cafe is legit. Even my non tech friends know LinkedIn cafe is best cafe.
      May 1
    • LinkedIn Al_Bundy
      Not true.
      May 1
    • Amazon àbsj
      Have eaten at bot LinkedIn and Google cafeterias, LinkedIn> Google. With Google it's an issue of scale. It's hard to feed that many people with consistent quality.
      May 1
  • Amazon / Product
    The90sKid

    Amazon Product

    PRE
    Microsoft
    The90sKidmore
    Since people are asking about Amazon here it is:

    Amazon benefits suck, you don’t even get Prime membership as a benefit. No free food and no random other benefits like laundry or gym memberships. Your 401K match is worse and they only give you 2% amazon stock fund not cash match that you can then invest in whatever way. Then they fail the 401K test and kick your own contribution back so you can’t even put in the IRS max per year, completely independent of the match. Say goodbye to stay fit benefits, company store discounts, Passport etc. Stock vesting is garbage at 5,15,40,40%. They use the word frugal but all it means is cheap. They will look at hiring stocks as well when it’s time to reward you or give you a raise to compute total comp and you can end up with a 3% increase over base pay and no new stock for 2 years and zero bonus if stock has gone up. People who get promoted often get no new stocks for the next year and there is no cash bonus either for promotions. Base caps out at 160K. Your Premera HSA plan is worse. I had 22+12 days off per year at MS, here you get 10+5 your first year and 15+5 your next year onwards so you’re working a lot of days next to holidays that you get off at other places usually like Friday after thanksgiving. You have to pay for parking in your building. Also there are absolutely no enterprise level product management tools, no product studio and no TFS, it’s the Wild West and people manage roadmaps and projects in the equivalent of google docs. I learned about a new domain pretty fast because things move faster but otherwise horrible experience with benefits.
    May 1 9
    • Amazon qjshc
      in my team, half of ppl are actively looking outside.
      May 1
    • Microsoft MMKy42
      Pretty sure TFS has been renamed to Azure DevOps, so just tell them to get you going on that. ;)
      May 1
    • Expedia / Eng IMAlilTpot
      You didn't mention 10% off all Amazon purchases (fine print: up to the first $1000 of purchases 😜)
      May 1
    • SAP pWhJ04
      Damn, sounds like Amazon likes to squeeze every aspect of their workforce from fulfillment center to corporate
      May 1
    • Dell LUHV04
      Is there anything good happening at amazon ?
      May 8
  • Facebook / Eng kdjdhhec
    What does google have that Facebook doesn't?
    May 1 29
    • Facebook FBtrial
      If you're looking to work for any company on this planet, just know that Facebook ~ Google are at the top with Netflix and Linked in poking at that shared #1 spot.

      WLB etc are not bad at all at least where I am at.
      May 3
    • Qualcomm NqAf57
      FBtrial, where are you in Facebook?
      May 3
    • Facebook chromeo
      Yeah, totally depends on team but I think there are more teams at Google where you can have good WLB just because they are bigger and older.
      May 3
    • Facebook kngnf
      WLB is bad the first 6 months to ramp up, then it gets easier. If you want promo then expect to work a lot.
      May 4
    • Facebook / Eng ePps67
      "Non-PSC focused culture"? "Better WLB"? I've had the complete opposite experience... WLB in my team is very bad, and everyone lands buggy code a month before PSC so they can claim it as impact. I haven't been at Google, but everyone I know likes it there.
      May 14
  • Amazon ........?.
    Amazon
    May 1 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      QLLw43

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Comscore, Inc.
      QLLw43more
      Lmao
      May 1
    • Microsoft MMKy42
      Jeff, is that you?
      May 1
    • Google ok ?
      great username
      May 1
  • Uber Yol0$
    TC is everything. Keep your free lunch, shitty snacks, and massage rooms and just give me mo' money biotch
    May 1 5
    • Facebook / Eng
      FastFinger

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      FastFingermore
      What about happy endings?
      May 1
    • Uber Yol0$
      Give me the money, I can get that for free
      May 1
    • Facebook Chris Box
      Why not more tc and more benefits
      May 1
    • Yo biotch I like dat
      May 1
    • CenturyLink ml7hsg6
      Didn’t know LinkedIn also started hiring rappers n shit
      May 2
  • Microsoft MMKy42
    MSFT, if you can get a role where you're making six figures for sending out status updates.
    May 1 3
    • Airbnb liFu43
      Lol, yeah, for real
      I was going braindead
      May 1
    • Netflix LWkX80
      You should see the federal government
      May 1
    • Dell LUHV04
      Where do you work in Microsoft? - Seattle or somewhere else
      May 8
  • SAP Man
    Doesn't list Brazzers? Bad list.
    May 1 4
    • Uber Uberer
      They must have amazing perks lol.
      May 1
    • Facebook Chris Box
      Like free... video hosting? 🤔
      May 1
    • Uber Uberer
      Lol, more like free 5 bjs/month
      May 1
    • Expedia / Eng IMAlilTpot
      They hiring for on camera talent? 🤣
      May 1
  • Uber Uberer
    Uber
    May 1 6
    • Uber / Ops
      Acesdv

      Uber Ops

      PRE
      Ford
      Acesdvmore
      Food everyday health car is killer I am forever bond because its so good. Gym is payed for they give you money for phone $50 . free eye and dental . there is a big site but we get apple discounts and other tech things too.
      May 1
    • Uber Yol0$
      That's pretty standard for. tech
      May 1
    • Uber / Ops
      Acesdv

      Uber Ops

      PRE
      Ford
      Acesdvmore
      But what more would you want. The crazy cool stuff is nice but as long uber is taking care of me my tc is fine my hours are great and the perks are awesome 401k stuff will come later but I put enough away in savings the not matching doenst bug me.
      May 1
    • Uber Yol0$
      Agreed, but this topic is about best benefits
      May 1
    • Facebook dgoV07
      Uber taking care of your TC? Lol.
      Sep 2
  • Amazon HAzq58
    I’m surprised Microsoft ranked the 2nd. Their immigration policy is the shittest ever. Their immigration team is shittest ever.
    May 1 5
    • Amazon VladeDivac
      Fake news, I got my green card in no time with them. I'm just neither Indian nor Chinese, that's the trick to not have a shitty immigration experience.
      May 1
    • Amazon bgoc01
      You just broke my Indian heart
      May 1
    • Amazon HAzq58
      You are an outlier. While the norms are mostly having negative experience
      May 1
    • Microsoft HSNj17
      I agree it’s very shitty, I am neither Indian or Chinese. I compare my self to my friends at other companies at Uber and Facebook with same nationality. No body had to wait to start the process, I had to wait a year. They had it in hand in 2 years, I am on my third and no still waiting.
      May 1
    • Amazon HAzq58
      Oh no. Till now you haven’t jumped the ship?
      May 2
  • Amazon / Product
    l77t4Life

    Amazon Product

    PRE
    Microsoft
    l77t4Lifemore
    I've worked for 3 of the above the worst was Amazon the best was Microsoft. Give me a month and wishes luck and I'll tell you about fb
    May 1 2
    • Apple Apple!
      All the best
      May 5
    • Dell LUHV04
      What made amazon worst ?
      May 8
  • Dropbox

    Surprised no one has mentioned Dropbox!
    100% covered Health and Dental Plan(No cost from paycheck) ($200 savings)
    100% 401K match upto $6K (Instant Vesting, so double money)
    Unlimited Vacation, plus 10 days paid holidays
    Free catering, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and full fledged cafe (best in bay area)(Atleast $400 savings)
    Free Social Gathering, including Whiskey fridays and can bring friends too(Atleast $100 savings)
    $100 Wellness reimbursement monthly ($100 savings)
    $100 commuter reimbursement monthly ($100 savings)
    $100 Cellphone Cost reimbursement ($100 savings)
    $250 quarterly reimbursement for books and training ($80)
    Very flexible WFH policy, wednesdays are telecommute days
    Free dropbox storage for you as well as friends

    Total Savings: $1000 minimum every month!
    May 1 9
    • Not in Boston
      May 1
    • Microsoft !@
      Hey, nice to meet you, my friend! Could you please share with me your free Dropbox storage? Love you, my friend!
      May 2
    • @microsoft hahaha lol
      May 3
    • GitHub dbdisbebka
      For sure was the best company food in SF. Is it still as good since the Michelin starred chef left @usernotav?
      May 4
    • I still have not joined them but if you follow their FB page, I'd say they are still the best
      May 7
  • Amazon perksguid
    i compared and ranked several companies in fang here: http://perks.guide

    google wins by a long shot 😁
    May 2 5
    • Indeed / Eng 5fey8jds
      Awesome, thanks. Bookmarking
      May 2
    • Bloomberg / Other QUIZSlayer
      Very cool!! You should expand - pretty sure this could spread like fire on blind and become a reference like levels.fyi
      May 3
    • OSIsoft wikendHack
      Amazing.
      LinkedIn please.
      May 4
    • Facebook / Data snow_owl
      This is awesome - thanks so much for writing this! Seconding that it’d be awesome to expand this to other companies as well
      May 10
    • Amazon perksguid
      I’m currently working on adding linkedin stay tuned!
      May 10
  • Apple / Eng
    iHateFruit

    Apple Eng

    PRE
    Apple
    iHateFruitmore
    Lol at Apple being on the poll
    May 1 3
    • Uber Yol0$
      Do you get a free iPhone?
      May 1
    • Apple LfVR06
      Yes
      May 10
    • Uber Yol0$
      nice
      May 10
  • New / IT
    gerhardt

    New IT

    PRE
    Accenture
    BIO
    Accenture
    gerhardtmore
    PornHub. Watch porn all day.... and get paid
    May 2 1
    • Uber Yol0$
      This is free even if you don't work there
      May 2

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