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Google Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated 21 Jul 2014

502 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Google's vacation policy varies: 15 days of paid time off for first year engineers, 20 days after completion of your third year, and 25 days after five years. Employees may take one 3 month long upaid leave of absence.

This information about the Vacation & Paid Time Off benefit at Google is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Google. The description here may not reflect the current Google Vacation & Paid Time Off benefit.

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Employee Comments

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  • 15 Jan 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current clp in Kansas City, Missouri

    With regular checkups of your retirement saving progress, you can avoid painful surprises when it's time to leave the workplace. But how should you do it? Here are some ideas.

  • 10 Jan 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Technical Program Manager in New York, New York State

    15 days off to start. Goes up to 25 after 5 years.

  • 26 Dec 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Manager in Mountain View, California

    PTO builds incrementally year by year. Not the best for first 3 years.

  • 08 Dec 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Sunnyvale, California

    Time off is relatively generous compared to other companies I've encountered. Pleasingly, time off is also treated as somewhat sacred - in many years I've never had any push back at all on any vacation or bereavement leave, as it's culturally seen as a strong and important entitlement.

  • 26 Nov 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Irvine, California

    It was good I had no issues and it was pretty awesome to get started as an intern and then being a general manager of a section you love

  • 19 Nov 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Staffing Lead in San Francisco, California

    25 days a year and flex time

  • 18 Nov 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Document Review Attorney in Los Angeles, California

    No paid time off. Or vacation.

  • 15 Nov 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former UI intern in San Francisco, California

    Work from home is easy

  • 15 Sep 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    NOTHING as a TVC. In fact, the company you contract with allows you to accrue 72 hours of sick leave a year, yet you're not allowed to take [or be paid for] beyond 24 hours.

  • 07 Sep 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Account Manager in Mountain View, California

    Fairly standard vacation time. Generous on which holidays you get off.

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