Msg#: 4409117 posted 6:06 pm on Jan 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google has been named by Fortune as the best place to work in the US, moving up from number four in 2011, and regaining the top spot it held in 2008 and 2007.
"It's important that the company be a family, that people feel that they're part of the company," Google CEO and cofounder Larry Page told Fortune, "and that the company is like a family to them."
"If you're changing the world," Page said, "you're working on important things. You're excited to get up in the morning."
Changing the world is all well and good, of course, but Google's employees also benefit from on-campus medical care and child care, gyms, bocce-ball courts, a bowling alley, and massages. Google's New York office even offers eyebrow shaping – although they charge for it.
Msg#: 4409117 posted 4:53 pm on Jan 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
When I saw this thread I thought it was one of those jokes (as in, "enter directions from London to New York in maps") so I just did that - googled '"happy place" to work'. Ironically there's a top 50 list in the first page of serps, and Google's not on it. :-)
<OT>I do wonder how the USAF got to #7 on that list</OT>