A few days ago, I read a great article about creating a Great Place to work for software engineers.
It covers the newly tried and successful 4-day work week, Working from home on Flexible time, profit sharing, and overtime. I do have a few thoughts on this though. The 4-day work week is an amzing feature, I love the idea of this and would hope that all companies would either implement the 4-day work week or the 20% Google Time. I would love either one to be implemented. The work from home and Flex time is an amazing feature and I have personally written to my companies Vice President for a request on this one along with the 20% time. She only said that she forwarded to HR. This makes me sad. Profit sharing and overtime, I agree that there should be no profit sharing, because this income only allows the company to grow and push out into more fields of their prospective market.
I would like to add two more requirements to the list.
1. Two monitors that measure at 19" or bigger.
2. A very comfortable High Back chair. The current chair I would in is high back, but it doesn't support my back the way it needs to. I honestly think very little research went into these kinds of chairs.
Before I would ever get hired by another company, these two things would be requirements on my part.