I have heard that Google is an extraordinary place to work. My favorite search engine really is that great. Here's proof:
Google has given all of its employees $1,000 cash "holiday bonuses" and 2011 salary increases of at least 10%. In addition, Google will also be giving each employee an additional raise equivalent to 1X the employee's target bonus for the year. AND employees will be eligible for additional "merit increases" based on their individual performance.