Even if it's just a free box of donuts once a month, getting extra perks at work is always a treat. Sometimes it's the perks over the actual compensation that really make a good job great. These amazing companies understand that making an employee's life easier and better will result in better productivity for them, which is why if you're in it for the extras, these are the top 14 places to consider.
3M offers perks that make you feel like you're working for your parents rather than a corporation. Providing such perks as childcare, eldercare, a smoking cessation program, weight management reimbursement, and stress management coaching, employees definitely feel well loved and taken care of.
This energy company knows that being more active can give you more energy, so to help their employees achieve this they boast a huge fitness center (72,000 square feet to be exact). With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, sand volleyball court, and indoor rock-climbing wall, everyone is sure to find an activity they love.
Our health is one of our top priorities in life and at Cisco Systems they 100% understand that keeping their employees healthy is of the utmost importance. That is why they have the top of the line LifeConnections Health Center, which features primary care doctors, vision care, treatments like acupuncture, and even a pharmacy.
If traveling the world is one of your dreams, then this company has you covered. After five years of service at Epic Systems, all employees get a month of paid vacation. The real perk here is that they'll help pay for most of the travel costs if you're traveling to a country you've never visited before!
Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA creates a work environment that you can literally live in. Besides offering more common perks such as free food and a sweet game room (complete with a bowling alley), the company also provides things such as a barber shop, massage parlor, laundromat, car wash, and MORE!
Working 9:00 to 5:00 everyday with only a few weeks of vacation can really wear a person down. This company understands that well rested employees are more productive employees. To help achieve this, they offer flexible work hours, four weeks paid vacation, nine holidays a year, and half paid days off every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Being well educated is important, and it is also very expensive. J.M. Smucker understands this well, which is why the company reimburses employees 100% for tuition costs with no cap! They also provide free technical training if employees would like to learn a new workplace skill.
Mattel knows that kids matter, which is why their employee perks center around the family. Besides already receiving a discount on all their products, the company also helps with the cost of adopting a child and all employees receive 16 hours of paid time off for school-related events (field trips, parent-teacher conferences, etc.).
If you're looking for a company where you really stand a chance for advancement, then Oshkosh Corporation is the place for you. Besides focusing on hiring from within, the company offers other perks such as a variety of extensive trainings, tuition reimbursement, and the opportunity to work in various units in order to learn new skills.
Sometimes between work and all the extra errands you have to run, you can be left with very little personal and family time. Well this family company understands that issue and to help employees they offer a top notch concierge service. Whether you need to pick up some groceries, get an oil change, or even have someone stand in line to pick up concert tickets, you're covered.
We're all familiar with having to relocate for a job, but this company takes this notion to a whole new level by moving with their employees! Anytime an employee moves, the company will consider opening an office there to keep them employed. So far Scottrade has opened 20 offices as a result of someone relocating.
If you are looking for a company that actually provides (substantial) bonuses not just for top management, then Scripps Health is where you want to work. In 2010 alone, the company awarded over $4 million in bonuses to employees across all levels. Cha-ching!
One of the most expensive parts of traveling is the actual act of traveling, so to help employees get the most out of their vacations, Southwest offers free flights for themselves, friends, and family. Additionally, they have discounts on other carriers, hotels, rental cars, and theme parks.
Yahoo understands that balance is important in life and their perks reflect that. To help burn off stress the company has an on-site fitness center with yoga, cardio-kickboxing, Pilates, and golf classes among other things. To add a little fun in the mix, Yahoo hosts huge concerts with headlining acts and amazing parties and barbecues, including their own Oktoberfest celebration.