Does Google NYC offer daycare?

Deloitte dmr25
May 18 18 Comments

Or any other childcare perk? I’m heading into grad school to pivot into big tech, and I’m planning with my wife on which companies and cities we would consider. The cost of childcare is a large chunk of our projected financial plan. It would be great to get a sense if there are employee perks to help offset costs, specifically for the Manhattan office.

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  • Google Mosey
    Google Mountain View offers onsite child care but there's a wait list and it's not "cheap". Generally speaking, with a job at Google your TC should allow you to cover child care.
    May 18 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    If you had an offer from Google in the past, why pay for grad school?

    If you didn't, how are you so confident you'll get one after grad school?
    May 19 7
    • Deloitte dmr25
      OP
      Thanks for your input and insight but I’m not interested in SWE, and I believe there are a lot of opportunities for the roles I’m interested in (strategy, product, etc.)
      May 19
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      That makes sense. Qualifications for nontechnical roles are far more subjective, and passing the interviews is more a matter of personal brand and selling the impact of your past work. Even as a non-SWE, I'm skeptical that a grad degree (e.g. a top MBA) makes a difference if you can already get an interview at Google. I'm curious to see some data on the subject.

      I know someone who got a Stanford MS and failed the Google interviews. It happens often, and I've even read of it happening to a Stanford PhD grad in one of the hot fields I mentioned.
      May 19
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      ^ edited to recount experience of Jessica Su, a famous Quora poster and Stanford CS PhD who was rejected for a Google internship
      May 19
    • Deloitte dmr25
      OP
      I haven’t heard of Jessica Su’s situation, so thanks for sharing. I’ll read it up to get more data points. Though I’m not the type to think I’m a shoe in for any company. I think I would be competitive and maybe that means only getting a first round interview and getting dinged later.

      I think right now I’m just interested in understanding how CoL within certain cities will impact what salary range I can comfortable be in and if there are perks to keep cost low (like free food with certain employers). As a first generation college student, I’m definitely trying to make sure I can become financially independent and properly prep for retirement, family, and other huge life costs.

      And I guess my decision for graduate school is to assist me in getting into more high career growth roles that would allow me to potentially stay within an organization and not have to worry about switching jobs to keep my TC growing or to increase my responsibilities.
      May 19
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      > "And I guess my decision for graduate school is to assist me in getting into more high career growth roles that would allow me to potentially stay within an organization and not have to worry about switching jobs to keep my TC growing or to increase my responsibilities."

      Grad school will have little to no effect on this, unless it gives you expertise that you currently don't have, that is directly relevant to your future role. Succeeding in a tech biz dev role is much more a question of understanding the company's internal processes and politics, the product, its role in the market, what its customers want and how to deliver an advantage relative to competitors or an industry-beating but feasible innovation. An MBA is unlikely to give you any competitive advantage that you can't learn just by reading the right content by industry experts on Quora and in the Harvard Business Review. The main benefit of an MBA is to get interviews for PM roles, if you can't already do that.

      I totally understand wanting to gage COL. But I'm seeing some naive and unrealistic expectations here that may severely disappoint you later, especially given the cost of an MBA.

      Btw, the only time you can possibly keep top of market comp without switching roles is by working at Netflix/FB/Google/LinkedIn (and debatably a handful of other companies) and meeting all expectations or getting promoted. Even then, it's extremely rare to not be able to earn a significant raise by switching (even shortly after being promoted). It's the reality of the industry. Companies know that interviewing is a pain in the ass, and have made the business calculation that they save money by paying slightly less than their workers can get from a comparable company, and the prospective new employers know that they usually have to out-pay the previous employer in order to make the hire.
      May 19
  • Marvell elkimpact
    I’m new here....so is this a troll???
    1. No idea when is OP going to gradute and kid(s) will grow up by then, so the daycare need will vary
    2. Of all the the things this is a real worry? The childcare costs? Chances are you’re both working so with even with only one of you working @google you should be able to take care of daycare needs.
    3. Hats off to the confidence that (may) reject(s) google if they dont have a daycare 😬😁
    May 18 4
    • Deloitte dmr25
      OP
      Where do we start since it’s seems that you are being purposefully obtuse.
      1. This information is irrelevant to my question of if Google offers a specific work perk currently. Like you seriously don’t need to know my current family size (2), hypothetical children age (non-existent), or my shoe size (11.5) to answer “Does X company offer Y perk?”
      2. Not properly planning for your family is an avoidable mistake. If there are relevant perks that cut down on monthly costs, I can either choose to add more to my investment plan or increase my budget for rent/mortgage. Monthly childcare for infants in Manhattan can easily cost 2,500-3,000.
      3. I mean it’s a company. I turned down Google before for another opportunity and Google turned down me before. It doesn’t take much confidence to know your worth and skill set.
      May 18
    • Marvell elkimpact
      1. Yeah you came all the way to blind looking only the relevant info and you detest everything else. And dont overreact....i dont need to know anything about you....my questions are food for your own thought. College is a long time and things change.
      2. Sure you’ve skipped google in the past and you will skip is again because someone else paid for childcare.....you for sure ignored the point i was trying to make so here....taste your own medicine.
      3. I meant its not just a company....its freaking google and your claims of rejecting it in the past have no bearing because you still care about it....DEARLY
      May 18
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      Relax bro, guy just asked a question. Blind is good for random misc question where you couldn’t find answers on google
      May 19
    • Deloitte dmr25
      OP
      Someone (Marvell) has the grumpies. Don’t get so worked up so easily. It’s not good for your health.
      May 19
  • Google / Eng jf8s3b
    no
    May 18 1
    • Deloitte dmr25
      OP
      Thanks for answering
      May 18
  • TE Connectivity FQon57
    That would be very interesting if they do. I heard some onsite subsidized one from many companies though.
    May 18 0
  • Oracle chillar
    How does Day care work at google? Does everyone gets it ?? Is it free?? I'm
    May 18 0