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The hum drum of the daily grind might be the norm for many of us, but for others the workplace is a joyous place filled with the greatest employee perks money cannot buy. This infographic looks at the best places to work for the most innovative employee perks. For some people time off and travel opportunities are the greatest perk in any job. For others, activity options, social clubs and gym memberships are what they crave. Those who are family minded, tend to look for companies with great health insurance and childcare options.
Did you know that Deloitte the global financial services firm give their employees up to one month’s unpaid leave which they can take at any time that they want for any reason? What’s ever better is that they also give a 3 month to 6 month paid sabbatical to pursue personal growth. So if you are on an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ mission, Deloitte is the company to beat. If you have always wanted to travel the world then it is hard to beat working at an airline company. However, Southwest Airlines go one step further for their employees offering free flights and guest passes to employees plus their families.
At iconic family food company Campbell Soup, they have an onsite kindergarten for their employee’s children and staff receive 100% free healthcare. Natural gas provider Chesapeake Energy have an Olympic size swimming pool and free scuba certification and Johnson & Johnson have a private employee concierge.
And don’t get us started on Google. It just doesn’t get any better.
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Work for These Companies with Amazing Employee Perks
Sick of the 9 to 5 commute? Hate the traditional office hierarchy? Not looking forward to the same old grind tomorrow? Living for the weekend? If you are allergic to your job, quit, and go work for one of these companies instead.
Best for Extra Time off
An innovative marketing software company, offers a $3,000 bonus holiday reimbursement for food, accomodation, entertainment, and transportation on top of the annual 21 day paid holiday leave that they offer.
The global financial services company, offer 1 month unpaid leave, taken at any time, for any reason, and a 3 to 6 month paid sabbatical to pursue personal growth.
Best for Travel Options
A United States-based airline, offer free flights and guest passes for friends and family. They also give discounts on partner hotels and car rental companies.
A web-based start-up that simplifies expense reporting, bring staff on annual 1 month trip to an exotic longhaul location.
Best for Free Food & Drinks
One of America’s most popular apartment hunting resources, has a 24-7 on tap beer keg.
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A business solutions software company, offers a choice of 2 free daily breakfasts and free lunch. A burrito bar, salad bar and a free snack are some of the choices.
Best for Family & Childcare
The IT giant, offers generous paid maternity and paternity leave, mentoring programs, and health care coverage for Applied Behavioural Analysis Therapy, which treats Autism.
The family friendly soup and food company, has an onsite kindergarten program, an after school program, and a loctation room for nursing mothers. Staff receive 100% free healthcare and flu shots.
Best for Health, Fitness, and Wellbeing
A multi-national company that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment, offers primary care, physical therapy and acupuncture.
A natural gas provider, offers free scuba certification, an on-site 72,000 sq. ft fitness centre, an Olympic size swimming pool, a sand volleyball court, rock climbing wall, and a walking track.
Best for Lifestyle and Social
Johnson & Johnson
The consumer products company, offer a private concierge service. This ranges from someone to pick up dry cleaning, to returning overdue library books.
The search engine, offers on-site yoga, cardio-kickingboxing, pilates, and golf classes. They also offer discounts to ski resorts and amusement parks.
And if you are really lucky… you might even get a job in…
“Best Company To Work For 2014*”
- Reimbursement on classes
- New parents time off and extra spending money
- Use of the comapny bocce courts, bowling alleys, and gyms
- Help yourself to a food pantry and cafeteria
- Free car washes
- Free legal advice and discounted legal services
- On-site doctors and medical services
- Travel insurance and emergency assistance
- Free lunch and dinner
- Free massages and yoga
*Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute
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