Instead, Bock, who joined the company in 2006 after a stint with
General Electric, blew me away by disclosing a
never-before-made-public-perk: Should a U.S. Googler pass away
while under the employ of the 14-year old search giant, their
surviving spouse or domestic partner will receive a check for 50%
of their salary every year for the next decade. Even more
surprising, a Google spokesperson confirms that there’s “no
tenure requirement” for this benefit, meaning most of their 34
thousand Google employees qualify.
Serious kudos to Google; that’s a great benefit.