The informal Google corporate motto has always been “don’t be evil” and as a company, the search engine has tried to live by this statement. Google has been well recognized in the way that it treats its employees. From being able to bring your dog to work, laundry services, fitness classes, free food, Google offers a lot of perks in addition to the usual employee wages and this comes at a time when we see many companies speaking about cutbacks.
A new report has come to light that Google isn’t quite done with their benefits and in fact, they’re adding to the perks for working at the number one search engine today. In this case though, it’s not the employee that will directly benefit but rather, it will be the next of kin. Google has added death benefits. Employees that pass away while in the employment of Google will trigger a benefit that will deliver compensation in the form of 50% of the employee salary to the employee’s spouse or partner.
This benefit will be available to all 34,000 Google employees regardless of how long they have been working for Google. In addition to this, the surviving partner will also be entitled to any vested stocks and if the deceased employee has children, these kids will receive a monthly stipend in the sum of $1,000. This benefit will last until the child is 19 and can be extended. You may be wondering just why Google is going to great lengths to support their employees and when asked, their response was simply, it’s the right thing to do.