We can't stop raving about company perks, and who can blame us? We believe you should be rewarded for the hard work you do, and impressive benefits are popping up across the job market, not just at tech companies. So whether you're interested in an "overcoming fears" budget or not wearing shoes to work, see the most unique perks at 10 of the 2020 Best Places to Work.
1. Unlimited vacation time at HubSpot
“At HubSpot, you decide when and for how long to take time off. Vacation can be used however you want; for tropical trips or flexible day-to-days. We also have Vacation Quota Relief (VQR) to make sure it’s truly unlimited for all. After five years with HubSpot, you get a four-week paid sabbatical, with the equivalent of $5K US bonus. Some employees take vacations with their families, while others learn how to play the guitar, or enjoy month-long honeymoons.”
Open Roles: Director of Corporate Development, Senior Software Engineer, Business Development Manager, Executive Assistant of Engineering Leaders, Content Designer, Senior Finance Data Analyst, Executive Recruiter, Account Executive, Data Engineering Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Flexibility (work from home, remote work, unlimited vacation) intelligent/positive/understanding people, motivated and proactive workforce, leadership is genuine and practices what they preach.” —Current Learning Designer
2. $15,000 per year in tuition reimbursement at Intuitive Surgical
“Simply put, we are a high-growth company where equity and ownership matter. Through competitive programs like our ESPP, corporate incentive bonus plan, patent bonus program and employee referral program, we all share in our mutual success. Reimbursement for classes and degree programs that enhance your skills and value (up to 50% of tuition up to $15,000 per calendar year).”
Open Roles: Sales Operations & Finance Analyst, Test Engineer, Sr. Procurement Specialist, Sales Director, Sales Representative, Supply Chain Planning Architect, Data Analyst, Data Operations Engineer, Medical Research Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “A lot of room for personal/professional growth, development and opportunity for movement. Challenging and fast-paced work environment for those who thrive in that type of culture.” —Current Marketing Manager
3. 8-Week recharge at Boston Consulting Group
The management consulting firm supports flexible leave and a program called “Time for You” in North America which provides employees the opportunity to take an additional block of time off during the year. BCG also offers part-time arrangements to reduce weekly work hours, allowing employees the ability to design a work schedule that meets their needs. Additionally, BCG offers access “to a large selection of experiences to further your personal and professional development. These may consist of social impact secondments, work abroad, leaves of absence, or courses leading to advanced degrees.”
Open Roles: Expert Consultant, Expert Associate Director, Project Leader, Research Analyst, Executive Assistant, Associate Director of Engineering, IT Senior Specialist, Senior Graphic Designer & more.
What Employees Say: “Business support teams make this group a true pleasure to work at. Working day in, day out with some of the highest level minds on the planet. Benefits include: fully paid health coverage for the fam, generous time off for the junior level staff, an industry-leading luxury travel policy.” —Current Associate
4. 10% off groceries at Trader Joe’s
“We pay well. To keep Crew developing and incentivize exceptional performance, we review Crew twice a year. On average, Crew have the potential to receive a 7%-10% annual increase. We also give all Crew Members a 10% discount on all products available in our stores.”
Open Roles: Sales Associates, Store Manager, General Ledger Senior Accountant, Buyer, Senior Accountant, Crew & more.
What Employees Say: “Friendly People, Great Pay, Sampling Sessions, Splendid environment, You do different things throughout the shift (harder to become restless / overwhelmed), 10% of groceries.” —Former Customer Service Representative
5. On-campus health access at Microsoft
“Access everything from preventive care to physical therapy and a full-service pharmacy at the Living Well Health Center on the Redmond campus or at a Crossover Health Clinic in the Silicon Valley area. Access resources and services for things like individual or family counseling, stress relief, and parental and educational support, and find referrals for elder care, child care, or your household to-do list through the Microsoft CARES Employee Assistance Program.”
Open Roles: Sr. Product Analyst, Software Engineer, Technical Account Manager, Enterprise Sales Excellence Manager, Director of Partner Development, Account Executive, Sr. Consultant, Cloud Solution Architect & more.
What Employees Say: “Pros: Benefits, Culture, Work-life balance, Great leadership.” —Current Gaming Expert
6. Free workout classes at lululemon
lululemon offers fitness freebies to employees, according to a former Educator, who wrote in a review, “You have a lot of opportunities to improve your own health and wellness through free classes, and company-paid fitness classes, which many employees attend together. lululemon also gives employees deep discounts on their products: part-time employees score 40 percent off and full-time employees get 60 percent off, according to reviews.
Open Roles: Educator, PM Processing Team, Store Inventory Lead, Store Manager, Key Leader Factory Outlet, Seasonal Educator, Warehouse Operations Manager, Technology Manager, Inventory Educator, Sock Designer, Assistant Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Great team. Competitive but not with each other. High energy.” —Current Educator
7. Loads of discounts at John Deere
“Employees not only get discounts on John Deere products, but also for cell phones, computer hardware & software products, dry cleaning services, personal vehicles, personal travel, Stihl products, and office products.”
Open Roles: Principal Data Scientist, Software Engineer, Infrastructure Analyst, Senior Staff Engineer, Analytics Summer Intern, Customer Service Representative, UX Designer, Safety Lead & more.
What Employees Say: “Great experience and pay for students. Flexible work hours. Valuable work that is more than just "intern" work. People encourage each other to succeed. Deere sticks to its values.” —Current Part-Time Student
8. Free money for childcare at T-Mobile
“If your annual household income (AHI) is less than $99,000 per year you are eligible for free money to help with your childcare bills. You are not required to contribute your own dollars to a Dependent Care FSA. Once enrolled, T-Mobile will make a monthly deposit into a Dependent Care FSA. You’ll receive: $200/month if your AHI is $63,000 or less; $125/month if your AHI is between $63,000.01 and $99,000. If you’re considering adoption or surrogacy, T-Mobile can help make it possible by reimbursing you for your expenses up to $13,500 per child.”
Open Roles: Mobile Associate, Bilingual Retail Sales Associate, Account Executive, Credit Manager, 2020 Human Resources Internship, Technology Internship, Communications Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Sr. Corporate Strategy Manager, Sr Business Operations Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Great company culture. Awesome training that'll teach you how to excel in sales. Flexible. A1 benefits. Constant change. Fun management.” —Former Sales Associate
9. Unlimited travel privileges at Southwest Airlines
“Employees have free unlimited travel privileges for themselves and eligible dependents on Southwest Airlines. Eligible dependents include Spouse or Committed/Registered Partner, eligible Dependent Children under 19 years old (or up to 24 if a full-time student), and parents. And, with pass agreements with other airlines and discounts with rental car companies, hotels, theme parks, and more, Employees can choose their own adventure.”
Open Roles: Customer Service Agent, Flight Crew Training instructor, Solutions Architect, Ramp Agent, Software Engineer, Sr. Project Manager, Email Developer, Enterprise Architect, Safety Management Program Consultant, Enterprise Architect & more.
What Employees Say: “It's cliche, but it really does feel like a Family at Southwest. We are proud of our (now not so) little airline and what we stand for. I have had fantastic Leaders who care about me as a person--not just my work. Our senior-most Leaders think of Employees first with every decision they make. I feel fortunate every day to work for this Company.” —Current Communications Lead
10. Annual off-sites at Noom
“Every year we retreat from the hustle-bustle of everyday work and the city for some r&r. From beach time in the Hamptons to ski trips upstate, you name it, we've done it! Delicious food and drinks, dancing, music, hiking, rafting, and more. Oh, and there may be some brainstorming and talk of company direction too -- What can we say? We love what we do! From talent shows and game nights, to impromptu pizza parties and wine tastings, the fun doesn't stop. We also have monthly book clubs and journal clubs for the nerdy of heart. We swear, we work too.”
Open Roles: Virtual Health Coach, Director of International Product Management, UX Researcher, Head of Customer Experience, Director of Data and Platform Engineering, Growth Product Manager, Associate Creative Director & more.
What Employees Say: “Noom is an AMAZING company to work for. Everyone is kind, helpful, supportive, and hard-working. The culture is phenomenal with tons of opportunities for growth, and incredibly transparent managers. I love being able to work from home, and having flexibility in my schedule - all while doing something I’m incredibly passionate about. Noom truly cares for the well-being of employees.” —Current Remote Health Coach