Guess what—Facebook, Google, and others have announced that they’ll be returning to an office-centric culture this fall.
Feedback has been consistent—most tech workers are looking forward to shifting from completely remote to a hybrid model.
Likely because FB and Google have invested billions of dollars directly into making their employees as healthy and happy as possible at their offices.
So in celebration—we’ve asked around and compiled some of the most interesting and awesome perks they (and YOU in the future) have to look forward to at the office!
Facebook focuses on making work a place you want to be.
Work flexibility: Even before 2020, employees enjoyed work from home Wednesdays, and a culture that said “as long as you get your work done—we don’t care when you clock in.”
Free restaurant-quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner: FB’s dining halls, kitchens, and snack stations are famous across the world—and for good reason. Workers really can’t emphasize enough how amazing the food is.
A campus built with community as a priority: Everything from the open workspaces to the hallways and outdoor paths was made to foster collaboration and friendships.
The people: You get to surround yourself with the most motivated, talented, and kind people. There will always be someone smarter than you willing to share their knowledge and expertise.
Google has most of the same on-campus perks as FB. But some additional notable ones are:
The Google Badge: gives you 24/7 access to any Google location in the world. (Yes, that includes 24/7 access to the snacks) There are even Googlers who plan their vacations around visiting all the culturally unique offices.
Personal autonomy and trust: Googlers are not micromanaged. As long as you get your work done, you are free to spend your workday how you please.
Travel: It’s dependent on your team and project but most Googlers get lots of opportunities to travel around the world for work.
Salesforce stands out among tech companies—Instead of onsite cafeterias and other extra perks, they believe a sense of purpose and mission is the ultimate perk.
The Ohana: a shared value for family extending across employees, customers, and members of communities that are nurtured inside the company.
The 1-1-1 Philanthropic model: Employees get paid 56 hours a year to volunteer in the community. Workers are encouraged to improve communities across the world with the supportive partnership and generous contributions of Salesforce.
Educational reimbursement: Up to $5,250 a year for education and courses.
Dog friendly: Employees can reserve a desk in a dog-friendly room and bring their companion to work daily.
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CUTC is an organization that has been running the largest student tech conferences in Canada since 1999.
This year, they’ve reached out and invited Tech Pod Whales to join this year’s conference!
They’ve curated an experience to help you land internships in product management, software engineering, and venture capital—and help aspiring entrepreneurs as well. With:
Live industry expert speakers
Personalized workshops and resume critiques
Networking opportunities with the 60+ industry speakers and attendees
Beep beep—internship delivery 🚛
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Written by Jacqueline Mastrelli