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In 1996, Stanford PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to revolutionize how we find information. Just a decade later, their Internet company, Google, is now worth $150 billion. Fortune magazine recently named Google the best place to work in America.

The company goes well beyond their motto, "Don't Be Evil," when it comes to employee respect. "I think Google was voted the best company because we go to amazing lengths to create the best possible work environment we can for our employees," says Susan Wojcicki, Google's Vice President of Product Management.

At the Googleplex—the company's sprawling headquarters—employees are free to enjoy eye-popping perks. These include 11 cafeterias serving gourmet food, a state-of-the-art gym, foreign language classes, a dry cleaner, concierge service and a hair salon—and most of it's free.

Suddenly feel a desire to switch jobs? You're not alone. Google says they receive 1,300 resumes every day!
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Published on January 17, 2007

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