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 companies hiring now.
1. Nail salons at International Cruises & Excursions
The company culture at International Cruise & Excursions makes employees feel like they are the ones on vacation. The travel company has an on-site nail salon available at their Scottsdale, Arizona campus for employees to book an appointment during breaks or after work, as well as massage and fitness centers.
Hiring For: Director for Quality Assurance, Senior Development Engineer, Barista, Data Engineer, Product Operations Coordinator & more.
What Employees Say: “A great culture exists here and you are treated like family. Lots of opportunities for growth and learning.”
Available Jobs at International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)
2. ‘May the fourth be with you’ celebration at SADA Systems
As the finale to their Best Places to Work celebration, SADA Systems hosts a Star Wars party that is a force to be reckoned with. The C-Suite celebrates with the rest of the company in an event that features foam lightsaber battles and office screenings of the Star Wars films.
Hiring For: Marketing Business Development Associate, Solutions Engineer, Network Architect, Cloud Engineer, Associate Consultant & more.
What Employees Say: “Great culture and management is constantly working to improve employee satisfaction.”
Available Jobs at SADA Systems Inc.
3. “Overcoming fears” budget at Medallia
Medallia takes pride in its lengthy onboarding process, which includes an incentive for new employees to step out of their comfort zone. According to the Medallia blog, the company wants to create an environment where people are comfortable facing their fears, “whether it’s overcoming a fear of needles by donating blood, or a fear of being the center of attention by singing in front of an audience.” Who’s ready to go bungee jumping?
Hiring For: Customer Success Lead, Professional Services Analyst, Senior Product Designer, Senior Visual Designer, Technology Alliances Director & more.
What Employees Say: “Medallia has a great culture. The management cares about its employees and makes visible effort to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the workplace.”
Available Jobs at Medallia
4. PTO on your birthday at BambooHR
We all agree that birthdays should be considered holidays, and BambooHR has finally acknowledged it by giving employees PTO to celebrate. On the BambooHR blog, one employee raved, “I slept in and went running AND did yoga (I never get to do both in one day). I had lunch with family and friends. I had a lemonade. I really liked the fact that I didn’t have to DO anything. I could just do what I wanted to do.”
Hiring For: Senior Frontend Software Engineer, Payroll Implementation Specialist, HR Solutions Consultant, Senior UX Designer, Sales Operations Analyst & more.
What Employees Say: “Bamboo offers an authentic, heartfelt culture. Ben and Ryan care about the people and are dedicated to creating a positive, purposeful workplace.”
Available Jobs at BambooHR
5. Volunteer service sabbaticals at Timberland
With their Path of Service program, Timberland encourages employees to volunteer up to 40 hours through paid leave. Employees even have the opportunity to take a service sabbatical for up to six months to assist non-profit organizations. The shoe producer also closes their offices twice a year during Earth Day and Serve-a-palooza for company-wide volunteer events.
Hiring For: Sales Associates, Senior Marketing Director, Cash Application Specialist, Quality Assurance and Product Safety Manager, Assistant Store Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “The community of people are amazing and will draw you to work every day. The continued commitment to service helps to retain some of the original culture.”
Available Jobs at Timberland
6. Free books at Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House employees have no more excuses to put off book club. The company’s Free Book Program lets employees choose several books every year for no cost from a curated list of titles.
Hiring For: Publicity Manager, Partnerships Manager, Agent Director, Marketing Designer, Consumer Insights Assistant & more.
What Employees Say: “ PRH has great perks, amazing vacation package, summer Fridays, etc. The community is friendly and collaborative at lower and middle levels.”
Available Jobs at Penguin Random House
7. Theme Park Admission at Walt Disney Company
What can make going to the happiest place on earth even happier? Going there for free. Employees at the Walt Disney Company enjoy complimentary admission to the theme park, as well as discounts on Disney restaurants, hotels, cruises and merchandise.
Hiring For: Senior Systems Engineer, Assistant Human Resources Manager, Office Coordinator, Technical Program Manager, Substitute Teacher & more.
What Employees Say: “Great perks and benefits, Disneyland access is awesome!”
Available Jobs at Disney
8. Slippers at Houzz
The best part of working at home is staying in your pajamas. But what is you could do that right in your office? Employees at Houzz receive slippers to wear around work. You’re about to have the comfiest meeting ever.
Hiring For: Client Success Manager, Software Engineer, Sales Planning Analyst, Product Manager, Network Administrator & more.
What Employees Say: “Great perks, gorgeous offices, management that remembers everyone’s names and cares about our lives.”
Available Jobs at Houzz
9. Hiring parties at Taco Bell
What’s a job interview without a side of nacho fries? Recent hiring efforts by the fast-food chain have resulted in parties for job candidates with food, games, on the spot interviews, and gift cards for signing bonuses. Taco Bell also recently joined with Guild Education to provide an education program for employees, including tuition reimbursement and college coaching.
Hiring For: Shift Lead, Assistant Manager, IT Security Project Analyst, Shift Supervisor, Senior Marketing Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Good discounts and benefits plus it’s a good environment. I loved my coworkers.”
Available Jobs at Taco Bell
10. Puppies at Hilton
Increasing work productivity…with puppies? Hilton offers quality time with furry loved ones during “puppy days” when dogs come on-site, as well as pet adoption days for employees.
Hiring For: Hotel Accounting Analyst, Guest Service Agent, Front Office Manager, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Experience Design Researcher & more.
What Employees Say: I love the positive atmosphere and genuine feeling of hospitality that is cultivated here. The CEO lives the culture and you can feel it throughout the organization.
Available Jobs at Hilton
11. Lyft credits at, well, Lyft
Lyft is easing the transportation experiences of its customers and employees. The rideshare company provides employees with Lyft credits as well as commuter reimbursement.
Hiring For: Marketing Specialist, Operations Lead, Fleet Lead, Competitive Strategy Specialist, Product Operations Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Great perks make commuting and life a little easier.”
Available Jobs at Lyft, Inc.
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