Google Employees' Favorite Perks -- Here's 8 of the Best

Editor's pick: Originally published Jan. 12.

Working for Alphabet's Google (GOOG)   (GOOGL) is one thing, but the perks that come with the job just sweeten the deal that much more.

Silicon Valley is known for its employee benefits, and Google repeatedly standouts again and again. From sleep pods to 30 specialty cafés packed with free food, the brainchild of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, continues to outdo itself when it comes to creating an amazing employee experience.

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In order to do that, Google's perks go beyond things like free pencils and pens. Here's a look at what some current and former Google employees say are the best benefits that come with working for the Mountain View, Calif.-based company:

Sleep pods

Working for a demanding company such as Google isn't easy, but when employees are worn out, Google has a simple solution - sleep pods. Google popularized the helmet-like recliners that allow employees to grab a few minutes of shuteye before hitting their desks again.

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