Naturally, we all spend the majority of our day (sometimes night, if you get the night shift) at work. Therefore, it’s only fair to say that everyone wants to enjoy their time at work as much as they can, aside from the fact that they love their job. So employee perks are often the balancing factor aside from an already large salary.
57% of all white-collar workers always look for perks as some of the top aspects they consider when accepting a job while around 80% of employees say that they always seek out the basic but important perks like health insurance or paid time off, even more than a salary increase. This is all according to career site Glassdoor.
That’s why employers of many companies today are attempting to level up beyond the already raised bar of free food, on-site gyms, and 401(k)s in order to attract “the brightest and most creative minds” minds in the country. Again according to Glassdoor, benefits and perks matter because they complete the total compensation package that all job seekers are looking for.
After all, once the benefits and employee perks are experienced while on the job, the next things that new hires look for is the company culture and values, career opportunities, and how good is the senior leadership.
With that, here are the perks that top techie companies provide to their employees.
Google provides the surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee 50% of their salary for the next 10 years. The company also provides on-site yoga, gym, car wash, rock climbing walls, dry cleaning service, fitness classes, running trails, bike repair, and laundry machines.
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They also provide subsidized massages. Lunch and dinner is provided by in-house gourmet chefs with free snacks while there are also bar cafes inside. There are regular competitions and teams for football, ping-pong, cycling, Frisbee, golf, and video games. Company bicycles and office Razr scooters are provided.
Facebook provides “baby cash” worth $4,000 to employees with a newborn. The company gives a 50% reimbursement for most monthly gym fees, and provides free photo processing, laundry service, and leather bag repair.
They also have weekly lectures by top speakers and entrepreneurs. There are different provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner options from different countries as well as pizza days. Free snacks are provided while there is a micro-kitchen café inside. Facebook holds an annual game day with teams for competitions in football, video games, and ping-pong.
This company was voted the Best Place to Work in 2016 by Glassdoor. Airbnb gives its employees an annual stipend of $2,000 to travel and stay in an Airbnb listing anywhere in the world.
It’s also worth mentioning that most known tech companies – aside from the above – like Twitter, Tagged, LinkedIn, and others have unlimited sick days benefits. The companies mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg as there are more companies that offer similar, if not better perks and benefits. It’s just a matter for job seekers to find out when they apply in one.