Great Google-y news!
Back in August of last year, I wrote an entry about Google and the company's awesome benefits. At the time, my husband had been idly day-dreaming about working for Google, and we both oooh'd and aaah'd over the company's larger than life perks.
Seven months later, I'm ecstatic to report that his day-dream wasn't as far off as we thought it might be. The company Jody works for was officially acquired by Google this week! :)
The office is staying in the same location here in Colorado so we don't have to worry about packing up and moving across the country (yay!).
While Jody won't be getting quite the lengthy list of benefits and perks that Google's California employees receive, he/we will still be making out very well. Some of the perks we're excited about are better health, dental and vision insurance coverage for less money; free catered lunches to all employees Monday through Friday (no more worrying about packing leftovers!); more vacation time (nice!); tuition reimbursement (Jody wants to go back to school at some point); paid paternity leave (we plan to have at least one more child); a $500 take-out meal allowance after the birth of a new baby (woot!); low-cost massages for employees (Jody's excited about that - wonder if they'd do it for spouses as well); and more. :-)
This looks like it will be a great change for both Jody's company and for our family. We're excited about what lies ahead. :)