By now you've heard that Google is giving all of its employees bonuses and raising their salaries to keep them happy.
Why would anyone who has a job in this economy be UNHAPPY to work for Google?
According to their numbers, the average software engineer at Google makes $98,800 a year. That's less than a software engineer at Apple ($99,000), Yahoo ($102,000), Cisco ($106,000), and...wait for it...Facebook ($110,500).
When you add in average annual bonuses, that same Google software engineer currently takes home a total of $120,178.
There's only one company where a software engineer makes more when you add in bonuses: Facebook, where the total averages $122,400.
As for how Google employees rate their company, they give it a score of 3.9 on a 5-point scale.
In the entire list of large Silicon Valley tech companies rated on Glassdoor — Apple, Cisco, eBay, HP, Intel, Oracle, Yahoo, etc.— only one company has a higher score among it's employees.
Facebook, with a rating of 4.6, which Glassdoor describes as "Very Satisfied".
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