‘Comfy’ Google still a ‘dream workplace’ for many
A new survey has revealed that most Australians dream of working for Google than any other organization.
Melbourne: A new survey has revealed that most Australians dream of working for Google than any other organization.
It is the second consecutive year the search engine giant, famous for its comfy offices, has topped the dream employer list.
Self-employment came second, followed by the Virgin Group, Qantas, Apple and Microsoft.
The Insync Surveys and RedBalloon 2011 Dream Employers Survey found that pay, benefits and conditions are the main reason workers become attracted to a company.
Google handed its employees a 10 percent raise in 2010 and its workers famously enjoy funky offices, massages and naps on company time.
Meanwhile, the police and defence forces were a surprise inclusion in this year’s top 20 dream employers after neither featured in last year’s list, reports the Age.
According to Insync Surveys CEO James Garriock, recruits are attracted to the armed forces by pay, benefits, conditions and training.
Google also topped a list of dream employers in New Zealand, followed by self-employment, Air New Zealand, Apple and Kiwi Bank.
The top 20 dream employers are:
3. Virgin Group
8. Walt Disney
9. BHP Billiton
12. Police force
15. Rio Tinto
16. Departments of Defence
17. Commonwealth Bank
20. Lonely Planet.