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Google Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Jul 21, 2014

513 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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  • Jan 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Software Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

    In addition to the 12 holidays, you get 15 vacation days starting out, increasing to 20 after 3 years. 40 hours borrowable.

  • Jan 10, 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.

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

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

  • Dec 08, 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.

  • Nov 26, 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

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

    25 days a year and flex time

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

    No paid time off. Or vacation.

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

    Work from home is easy

  • Sep 15, 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.

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

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

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