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11 Companies With Seriously Impressive Benefits

Posted by Emily Moore

Last Updated Apr 10, 2018
|7 min read

Don’t be fooled — your salary is much more than just the number on your paycheck. While your annual salary does figure into your total compensation, benefits also play a vital role in helping you save money, stay healthy and just enjoy life more in general. In fact, a 2015 survey from Glassdoor revealed that four out of five employees would prefer better benefits to a raise. If you’re on the hunt for an employer with generous perks, but aren’t quite sure where to look, relax — we’ve got your back.

Check out the open jobs at these companies offering impressive benefits, and apply now!

1. Rubicon

Rating: 3.9

Where Hiring: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Saint Louis, MO and more

Benefits Details: Rubicon, a worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions, tries to take care of their employees just as much as they take care of the environment. And with an impressive benefits rating of 4.8 out of 5, it’s safe to say that Rubicon employees are pretty happy with the perks their company offers. Some of the most-lauded benefits include health insurance with premiums that are 100 percent paid for by the company, performance bonuses, the flexibility to work from home and the ability to take an unpaid sabbatical of up to six months after just three years with the company!

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2. Bank of America

Rating: 3.5

Where Hiring: Charlotte, NC; Chattanooga, TN; Chandler, AZ; Washington, DC and many more

Benefits Details: “At Bank of America, our most important asset is our people,” the company says — and they have a total compensation package that clearly reflects that. Being in the finance industry, it makes sense that they would offer a great 401(k) plan with matching as well as financial counseling, but the perks don’t stop there. Bank of America also offers its eligible U.S. employees leaves of absence to care for a family member or newborn, tuition reimbursement, career planning, donation matches and more.

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3. Taco Bell

Rating: 3.3

Where Hiring: Irvine, CA; Dallas, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Louisville, KY and more

Benefits Details: Fast food joints probably aren’t the first businesses that come to mind when you think of great benefits, but Taco Bell is one quick-service restaurant that has managed to think outside the bun (sorry, I couldn’t resist!) when it comes to perks. Most recently, the company announced that they would be extending education benefits to all of their employees. Through a partnership with Guild Education, Taco Bell team members “will have access to Guild’s academic and financial aid coaches and discounts to Guild’s education partners – a network of 80 online non-profit universities and learning providers, offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, programs such as high school completion and English-as-a-second-language and a wide selection of certificates,” as well as up to $5,250 a year in tuition assistance.

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4. MongoDB

Rating: 4.6

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Detroit, MI; Charlotte, NC; Minneapolis, MN and more

Benefits Details: “‘Balance’ makes work and life sound mutually exclusive. We prefer blending the two into a perfect Work/Life smoothie, packed with the richness of an employee-centric office, and the health benefits of unlimited personal flexibility,” says enterprise software company MongoDB. This isn’t just lip service — when you look at their benefits, the proof is in the pudding. MongoDB offers unlimited vacation, catered lunch twice a week, kitchens fully-stocked with snacks, free yoga classes, generous maternity/paternity leave and health coverage that employees rave about.

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5. Ellie Mae

Rating: 4.4

Where Hiring: Pleasanton, CA; Omaha, NE

Benefits Details: According to Ellie Mae, the leading cloud-based platform for the mortgage finance industry, “we believe in offering the benefits that best help you and your family.” To prove it, they offer a comprehensive benefits package. Some of their offerings: a 401(k) match, stock options, full-stack health insurance, work-from-home options, an onsite gym and volunteer time off.

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6. Cardinal Health

Rating: 3.4

Where Hiring: Dublin, OH; Denver, CO; Camden, SC; Lewisville, TX and more

Benefits Details: Cardinal Health wants their employees to be healthy — they offer medical insurance, flexible spending accounts and maternity and paternity leave — but they also want to keep them happy, which is why they provide perks like a matching 401(k), adoption assistance, generous PTO and professional development programs. And if that weren’t enough, employees report that benefits kick in on the first day of employment — no need to put off that doctor’s appointment you scheduled!

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7. Lose It!

Rating: 4.9

Where Hiring: Boston, MA

Benefits Details: Lose It!, a company dedicated to helping the world achieve a healthy weight, doesn’t just have a great mission — they have great perks as well. Of course, they have the standard benefits like a 401(k) plan and health insurance, “but it's the lifestyle benefits that knock it out of the park,” says one employee. Among these lifestyle benefits are gym membership stipends, transportation passes, flexible paid time off and parental leave (Lose It! employs a “take what you need” policy) and even a four-day work week during the summer. But they also pay attention to the finer details — after a tough project, the team gets handwritten cards and a gift certificate, one employee representative said.

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8. Northern Trust

Rating: 3.7

Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Tempe, AZ; Stamford, CT; Naples, FL and more

Benefits Details: One major underrated perk of working at a financial institution? Federal holidays! Northern Trust employees report 10 paid federal holidays off in addition to four weeks of vacation time (and some personal days to boot). But that’s not all — Northern Trust also allows employees the flexibility to work from home on occasion, parental leave, tuition assistance and more.

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9. VML

Rating: 3.7

Where Hiring: Kansas City, MO; Seattle, WA; Frisco, TX; Chicago, IL and more

Benefits Details: At Global marketing agency VML, “they cover almost everything” with their “low cost benefits,” says one current Engineer. In particular, employees rave about the healthcare, with rates that one employee described as “the lowest I've experienced in my professional career.” The company also provides a matching 401(k), generous paid time off, adoption and fertility assistance and, perhaps the most unique of the bunch, an annual Coachella-inspired music festival for employees called “Vmella”.

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10. Cisco Systems

Rating: 3.9

Where Hiring: San Jose, CA; Gaithersburg, MD; Saint Petersburg, FL; Research Triangle Park, NC

Benefits Details: You’d be hard-pressed to find a benefit that Cisco Systems doesn’t offer. Benefits vary by location, but in addition to the standards — comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) with matching and PTO — this tech titan provides employees with on-site healthcare, an equity incentive plan, up to four fully-paid weeks off to care for a newborn (and additional unpaid time through the FMLA), fertility assistance, adoption assistance, child care, on-site gyms and more. Given all of this, it’s no wonder Cisco was named one of the Best Places to Work in 2018.

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11. Discover

Rating: 3.7

Where Hiring: Riverwoods, IL; New Albany, OH; Greenwood, DE; Mountain Home, AR and more

Benefits Details: Discover’s 401(k) program and vacation package can hardly be beat. Employees say the company matches 401(k) contributions up to seven percent, while paid time off starts at four to five weeks. On top of this, you can expect health insurance, commuter benefits, tuition reimbursement and even pet insurance!

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