Google and PTO policy

Snapchat / Eng virtualelf
Jan 16, 2018 10 Comments

Considering accepting an offer with Google. PTO policy for employees is 15 days / year for the first 3 years. Maybe I’m just spoiled, but this seems low for a tech company. Snap has unlimited PTO- and yes- I am able to utilize it without negative effects. Any Googlers want to share their thoughts on this? Do you miss not having more PTO? Can employees “get away” with taking more time off?


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Microsoft


    Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore
    I don’t like unlimited pto. With real pto you can get a payout if you quit with a balance
    Jan 17, 2018 0
  • Snapchat jOnw48
    Google is very flexible on working remotely, you can take advantage of that
    Jan 17, 2018 0
  • Google Costco
    Well actually there is unlimited PTO if your manager is willing to give you that. My previous manager did not have issue with me going on a vacation for more than a month as long as I am able to complete rest of the stuff.
    Jan 17, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg McLovin69
      How common is this? What about work from home?
      Jan 17, 2018
  • Google blindusern
    Plenty of flexibility. Wouldn’t worry about it
    Jan 18, 2018 0
  • Salesforce / Sales

    Salesforce Sales

    30+ yrs in the biz
    That does seem low, especially for senior ppl
    Jan 16, 2018 0
  • T-Mobile / Ops s84kjw
    Not low, standard at my last two companies for first 3 years.
    Jan 17, 2018 3
    • AT&T / Ops

      AT&T Ops


      AT&T (publicly available info if you dig)

      2 weeks vacay
      1 week personal days
      1 week optional holidays (no carryover)
      1 week sick time (no carryover)
      Jan 17, 2018
    • T-Mobile / Ops 5hj30s
      T-Mobile is 3 weeks of PTO, 11 holidays with 1 of them being floating to use whenever.
      Jan 17, 2018
    • Google pRlo08
      You’re comparing to non-tech firms, AT&T. Google is one of the only firms in the bay that doesn’t offer this. The rationale is that people don’t necessarily use it unless they make PTO at least somewhat scarce.
      Jan 19, 2018


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