Pichai advises Google employees to assemble as travel and swag expenditures are reduced

Pichai advises Google employees to assemble as travel and swag expenditures are reduced ...

Pichai responded to the question of reductions in travel and swag budget.

I hope you''ll all benefit from reading the news internally. Despite the fact that you know that we are being somewhat more responsible in this decade, I believe it important that as a company, we assemble to deal with these difficult situations.

Kristin Reinke, head of Google finance, explained to employees that the company was merely asking employees to be thoughtful about their expenses and to try to rein them in. She urged employees to arrange meetings and big meetings in the office if possible, and that holiday parties be kept small and informal.

Google''s Pixelbook team was defunct this month as it narrowed down its focus. On the back of this, Pichai was keen to educate employees that the company is still investing in the future, highlighting projects like quantum computing, but that the company must be smarter and more frugal with its investments.

Bret Hill, Google''s Vice President for Total Rewards, responded to an important question about what would be happening about increases, equity, and bonuses, as well as how they might be affected. While Googlers are facing expenses restrictions, the company said it intends to continue paying high-end workers to keep its competitive position.