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From long hours, to free sushi on-demand, have you ever wondered what it’d be like to work for one of the biggest technology players? 

We look at what it’s like to work for some of the world’s biggest tech giants.

Your Co-workers Will Be Passionate and Smart

Big tech companies only hire the best. And many have extensive interview processes. Many big tech workers enjoy working on projects that can have a big reach.   

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from excellent mentors and can benefit from generous training budgets. 

Big Employee Perks

Employee perks are raved about in big tech. And top tech firms are recognized for providing free meals, gyms, nap rooms and more.

Google offers employees a whole host of perks, including company phones and laptops, stocks, corporate cards for expenses, internal training for new skills and payment reimbursement for educational courses.

Tech giants also tend to pay well offering great benefits and incentives.

You’ll Learn a Lot About How a Successful Company Is Run

One crucial thing you’ll get from working in big tech is the mark on your resume. Even just an internship at one of the leaders in the industry can put you ahead of other candidates when competing for future jobs.

There Might be a Lack of Freedom

Big corporate cultures can be cumbersome and can result in you having less freedom than you would in a smaller company (where you might get to wear many hats). 

Working for Google 

Google ranked #2 in a report by Business Insider, with 81% employees reporting high job satisfaction. 

The company has also taken a star position on Glassdoor’s annual list of the 100 best companies to work for on many occasions. But what’s so great about working there?

Google offers healthcare services. They also offer a Global Education Leave Program, allowing employees to take a leave of absence to pursue further education.  

And as if that’s not enough, you’re allowed to take your pet to work. Glassdoor reviews showcase a lot of happy Google employees. It seems most employees are impressed with the work-life Google offers.

Working for Amazon

Amazon doesn’t have quite the reputation as Google, but it’s still considered a good company to work for. 

The company offers corporate employees high pay and complimentary snacks and drinks. They also offer opportunities for career growth, including moving up or sideways, as well as physically moving to different offices. 

Working for Facebook 

Facebook is often described as having an encouraging, empowering work environment and many employees agree that they are trying to make a positive mark on the world. Former employees rave about undertaking meaningful work alongside smart and passionate colleagues. 

They offer great benefits for employees and their families, as well as other common perks such as free food and generous holiday allowance. 

Facebook employees note that it can be difficult to transition from a non-tech background into Facebook due to the technological language and terminology used.

So, overall, working for big-tech does employ benefits and drawbacks and it depends what you’re looking for whether it’ll be a good fit for you.

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