Google's Post-Recession Culture: Perks Are Out, Just Be Happy You Have A Job

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Peter Kafka AllThingsD

Hey Googlers! All those perks -- the great food, the high-end daycare, the fancy bathrooms -- that the company is famous for? Overrated, your bosses say. So is the dream of getting insanely wealthy at your job.

Instead, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said today, you ought to be happy to work at Google... because it's Google. In that sense, Schmidt said, the recession of the past year has been good for the company, since it's highlighted the difference between working at his company and other options -- including not working at all.

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