Google is an American multinational company primarily operating on search engine technology, web-based services, artificial intelligence, online advertising, and many more. Considered the most powerful company in the world, Google offers a multitude of products and services across the globe.
Being a search giant, Google is a dream company for anyone irrespective of the country they get a job. Similarly, in India, Google has its offices and employs many workers. The company strives to be consistently updated with trends, be innovative, and be the best at what they do. In addition to that, Google offers their employees many benefits and perks, along with people-friendly policies.
Google provides many perks to its employees, which include paid leaves, vacation days, on-site meals and snacks, internet reimbursement, company-paid mobile phone, four work from anywhere weeks per year, and more. Google India offers a balanced work-life environment with different types of leaves to encourage and motivate its employees. The leave types granted by Google include annual leaves, casual leaves, maternity and adoption leaves, vacation days, and more.
Continue reading to have a detailed look at Google India’s leave policy.
Google Earned Leave Policy
Employees at Google India are given 15 earned (paid leaves in a year). The earned leaves will only get credited to the employees leave balance account after completing one year in the organization, and they can avail of them after that.
Google Carried Forward Leave Policy
Google India provides 15 annual leaves to its employees in a year, which they can utilize accordingly. At the end of the year, if employees have earned leaves left in their leave balance account, then they can carry forward their paid (earned) leaves to the next consecutive years.
Note: If employees have 15 earned leaves left at the end of the year, they can carry forward all of the leaves to the next year.
Google India Casual Leave Policy
All the employees working at Google India are eligible for six (6) casual leaves. Casual leaves, also known as privileged leave, are the type of leaves that employees have to take for unforeseen events to take care of some personal matters. Casual leave at Google India is only allowed after completing the probation period.
Google India Sick and Vacation Leave Policy
Google employees can avail of 6 sick leaves in a year. Also, employees at Google can now avail of a minimum of 20 paid vacation days annually, which was only 15 days off earlier. However, the amount of paid time off PTO an employee gets in Google will depend on their job title and how long they’ve been associated with the company. Google uses a hybrid work model that allows most of its employees two work-from-home days every week, in addition to the four work from anywhere weeks per year.
Having this type of flexibility in the organization is becoming more and more important. It gives employees a little more space and control over their schedule and everyday tasks.
Google India Parental Leave Policy
Google provides many extra benefits to support their employees at every stage of their lives. The company provides a considerable amount of paid time off to their employees when they welcome a new child through childbirth, adoption, or fostering. Google makes sure that it gives both parents the required time off at home with their child before returning to work. Also, there are free on-site daycares for children.
In January 2022, Google announced that birthing parents now can take up to 24 weeks of paid time off (earlier, it was 18 weeks) to look after their newborn baby. Whereas, all other parents are entitled to 18 weeks of paid leave (earlier, it was 12 weeks) as baby bonding leave. Employees at Google are also entitled to receive caregiver leave. Starting April 2022, Googlers are allowed up to 8 weeks of paid leaves to take care of their loved ones who are seriously ill patients at home.
Leave during the Probation Period
Employees at Google are usually not allowed to take leaves during the probation period. However, after the confirmation of their service, employees can get casual leave, and sick leave, which is 12 leaves per year. Employees can also be eligible for 15 earned leaves only after completing one year with the company.