Every year, employee surveys confirm that Google is one of, if not the, best places to work in the United States. The reasons for this are manifold: Google obsessively monitors its employees to make sure they’re happy and offers a ridiculous amount of perks to make working at the company as fun as work can possibly be. But that’s not all — Business Insider flags an essay written by a Google employee on Quora that explains why working at the company is even better than what we previously thought.

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In his essay, Google software engineer Edgar Duenez-Guzman says that aside from the great perks, Google also allows him more freedom to pursue his interests than he ever imagined.

“Google gives me amazing freedom to do what I think is important,” he explains. “But better yet, one would think that such freedom would cause chaos… Yet Google surprised me even more… If somebody thinks what I am doing should not be done, they can see it and raise an issue immediately.”

There are some downsides to working at Google, of course, but Duenez-Guzman explains that they’re vastly outweighed by the benefits.

Read the whole essay by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.