From free food and dry cleaning to generous parental leave, Facebook works hard to keep its employees happy. But the social networking site isn’t the only company offering a great place to work. Below, we have highlighted a selection of companies - that are hiring now - from our 2016 Best Places to Work List which also offer cool perks and a great company culture.
Like what Facebook offers? Check out these 7 companies:
What they do: Combine Nestlé's history in pet food--including brands such as Friskies® and Fancy Feast®--with Purina's heritage and you get one of the leading brands in pet care.
Why they’re cool: Nestlé Purina is nothing short of a pet lover’s wonderland. They actively encourage all full-time and part-time owners to bring their pets to work with them daily. Their headquarters even has its own on-site dog park known as the Barkyard. Can’t afford a pet? Nestlé Purina gives $200 to any associate who adopts or becomes a pet owner to assist with initial costs.
What employees say: A current employee from St. Louis, MO raves about the perks, and not just the furry ones: “The perks that we have access to are excellent. There's an onsite gym, personal trainer, dietitian, massage therapist, nurse practitioner that can write prescriptions, company store with discounted products, and the list goes on. We have the ability to bring our pets to work, and even if you don't bring yours, seeing other pets immediately reduces any stress you might feel.”
What they do: MINDBODY is the largest cloud-based software provider in the health, wellness and beauty industries, connecting professionals to the clients they serve.
Why they’re cool: At MINDBODY, well-being is not just a corporate mission but a core component of the company culture. There are 3 full-time massage therapists on site and over five wellness classes offered each week. The company also treats its employees to healthy meals from in-house caterers and $65 in wellness vouchers each month.
What employees say: A current employee from Pismo Beach, CA says that MINDBODY embodies “a culture of happiness! I've never been in such a positive environment. Management encourages you not only professionally, but in personal aspects of life too. So thankful to work for such an amazing company!”
What they do: Total Quality Logistics is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, connecting customers with truckload freight to quality carriers.
Why they’re cool: There is never a dull moment at TQL. The company is proud of its “Signature TQL” events which include derby patio parties (seen photo above), hot dog eating contests, tug of war competitions, half court shootouts, and dozens of other occasions. TQL’s teamwork is so strong that in 2015 the company broke the Guinness World Record for “Most people performing simultaneously” by having 734 employees perform pushups together. The company has also been named a 2016 Military Friendly employer for it longstanding support of veterans.
What employees say: A logistics account executive from Sarasota, FL enjoys the qualities that make working at TQL unique: “uncapped commission opportunities, open office work environment, [and a] work hard play hard mentality.”
“uncapped commission opportunities, open office work environment, [and a] work hard play hard mentality.
4. Riot Games
What they do: Aspiring to be the most player-focused game company in the world, Riot Games is best known for creating the popular PC game League of Legends.
Why they’re cool: Riot Games’ headquarters boasts larger-than-life statues of League of Legend characters and wall screens glowing with player-created art. You can game the night away in their on-site PC Bang, a Korean-inspired space dedicated to gaming. At the Thunderdome, a 30 hour company-wide hackathon, employees get a chance to bring their League of Legend visions to life. And as if that wasn’t enough, Riot Games gives each employee $300 each year to buy and play video games of their choice.
What employees say: A design lead from Los Angeles, CA sums up her Riot experience so far: “Riot is definitely one of the most dynamic environments I've experienced in my career. It also is one of the few places I've experienced where the passion of the employees directly translates into how they act with one another, how decisions are made about the experiences being delivered to players, and how the company is run on a day to day basis. It is a wonderfully supportive company by any standard, and compared with other gaming companies, it's no contest.”
What they do: Slalom is a business and tech consulting firm with expertise in business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. Slalom has nearly 4,000 employees in 25 cities around the world.
Why they’re cool: Unlike larger consulting companies, Slalom champions a local model that provides an intimate consulting experience for both consultants and clients. Slalom doesn't believe that consulting has to be a grueling, up-or-out career path. The company’s “no unwanted travel” policy allows employees to stay local and exercise a work-life balance not often found at other consulting firms.
What employees say: According to a consultant from Scottsdale, AZ, “The people at Slalom make the difference. They focus on hiring the right people for the company, instead of just hiring on skill sets, making the people you work with some of the best people in the industry. The management of the local offices and corporate actually care about their employees and make sure that you are both happy and fulfilled in your career.”
What they do: Whether it's for blogging, email or social, HubSpot’s software is an all-in-one integrated solution to internet marketing.
Why they’re cool: If you are looking for a company that helps you advance both your career and your education, look no further. Each year, HubSpot provides its employees with $5,000 in tuition reimbursement for classes. Through the Free Books Program, employees can request a business book at any time--no library card or approval required. To top top it off, the company’s “Always Be Learning” program offers on-site guest speakers, peer-taught classes, mentoring programs, leadership training and much more.
What employees say: A current employee from Cambridge, MA can attest to the growth potential at HubSpot: “People actually care about helping you grow your career and getting you to where you want to go. You don’t see that in many places but you definitely see it here. Coming to work every day is easy when you believe in the company and the company supports you.”
What they do: Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge (aka “zestimates”) around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help.
Why they’re cool: Transparency is taken seriously at Zillow. The company encourages open communication and prides itself on having executives who are accessible, collaborative, and are always willing to discuss new ideas and suggestions. When it comes to perks, Zillow delivers. Favorite perks for employees include free snacks and beverages, Fitbits and treadmill desks, and a location with dramatic views of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and the downtown Seattle skyline.
What employees say: A current employee from Denver, CO says that Zillow’s culture is "beyond amazing, everyone is willing to help you. All managers have an open door policy and are willing to help you with anything you need. There is so much room to improve within the company, and the benefits are through the roof. I have never had better health insurance in my entire life. This company cares so much for its employees and their well-being!”
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