When you're looking for a new job, benefits sometimes get pushed to the back of your mind. You might not think they're unimportant, per se, but a high starting salary or a more senior job title will often be more attention-grabbing. But the importance of benefits really can't be overstated. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, benefits often comprise a whopping 30 percent of your overall compensation. Given this, it might be time to stop thinking of an impressive benefits package as a "nice-to-have," and start thinking of it as a "must-have."
While you won't be able to find an out-of-this-world benefits package at just any organization, the following eight companies have got you covered. With offerings ranging from 100 percent employer-paid insurance premiums to generous 401(k) matches, unlimited time off, parental leave and more, these companies are bound to have benefits that will make your life a little easier. Check them out below, and apply now!
Where Hiring: Center Valley, PA; Southborough, MA; Bartlett, TN; Queens, NY and more
Open Positions: Office Specialist, System Integration Manager, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Technical Sales Representative and more
Benefits Details: As a company in the healthcare industry, Olympus Corporation of the Americas knows how important wellness is. Employees receive comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, vision and an HSA/FSA) along with a wellness program. As for their retirement plans, Olympus provides “one of the top 401k benefits I've ever seen in my career,” says a current employee: a four percent employer contribution regardless of what you contribute and matching.
Where Hiring: Washington, DC; Shreveport, LA; Little Rock, AR; Toledo, OH and many more
Open Positions: Registered Nurse, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety and Value and many more
Benefits Details: They say government jobs have great benefits, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs is certainly no exception. VA employees get 13-26 days of paid leave (depending on their position), as well as 10 paid federal holidays off. But just because they value work-life balance doesn’t mean you won’t be compensated well. The VA offers salaries that are competitive with the private sector, and a Thrift Savings Plan — the public sector equivalent of a 401(k) — with employer matching.
Where Hiring: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; San Francisco, CA and more
Open Positions: Alliances and Partnerships Director, Solutions Engineer, Account Executive, Events and Engagement Manager and more
Benefits Details: Want to travel to a far-off land, or just take off some time to relax and recuperate? Adtech company Integral Ad Science makes it easy with their unlimited time off policy. New parents can also take time off to spend with their children, with full maternity and paternity leave available. And as the cherry on top, Integral Ad Science offers catered meals once a week as well as kitchens stocked with snacks and beverages.
Where Hiring: Boston, MA; Phoenix, AZ; New York, NY; Austin, TX and more
Open Positions: Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Product Designer, Regional Sales Manager, Software Engineer and more
Benefits Details: Fuze empowers teams from all over to work together no matter the distance thanks to their video conferencing and conference call solutions. Perhaps not surprisingly, Fuze has a “work from anywhere” policy, where employees can work from wherever they feel the most productive, whether that’s in the office or from home. If that’s not enough, Fuze also provides tuition assistance, unlimited PTO and stock options.
Where Hiring: Cincinnati, OH; Erlanger, KY; Indianapolis, IN; Houston, TX and more
Open Positions: Corporate Sales Recruiter, Claims Representative, IT Security Specialist, Financial Analyst and more
Benefits Details: Total Quality Logistics, or TQL, offers a lot of solid benefits: a 401(k) with employer matching, comprehensive medical benefits, tuition assistance and professional development and training programs. But what really sets the company apart are its unique celebrations. In 2017, TQL held a week-long party to celebrate their 20th anniversary with food, beverages, swag and skydiving and rock climbing gift packages. To top it all off, the CEO arrived via helicopter to give a live toast and choose two lucky employees to join him on an aerial tour.
Where Hiring: New York, NY
Open Positions: Solutions Architect, Client Success Manager, Jr. Quality Assurance Engineer, Manager of Strategy and more
Benefits Details: Most workers can only dream of a month-long vacation — but at Crowdtwist, that dream can come true. After three years of continuous employment, Crowdtwist team members earn a four-week-long sabbatical to go on vacation, spend time with family, relax at home or anything else they desire. But even before their three-year anniversary, employees get to enjoy unlimited PTO. And with the money they save on insurance premiums (which are 100 percent covered by the company), Crowdtwist employees can certainly afford to go to some great locales.
Where Hiring: Mettawa, IL; Lebanon, MO; Lowell, MI; Clarkston, WA and more
Open Positions: Process Engineer, Welder, Key Account Manager, Lead Industrial Designer and more
Benefits Details: “Our business is everyone else's free time,” says Brunswick, a manufacturer of marine, recreation and fitness products. And with a slogan like that, it’s clear that they know how to have fun. This is also reflected in benefits like generous vacation time and their wellness programs, such as their Be Your Best program where employees earn points for physical activity which they can trade in for prizes. And at Brunswick, you can work up a sweat without even leaving your workstation — employees have the option to work at standing and treadmill desks!
Where Hiring: San Diego, CA; Carlsbad, CA; Encinitas, CA; La Mesa, CA and more
Open Positions: Case Manager, Clinical Lab Scientist, Respiratory Therapist, Inventory Supply Coordinator and many more
Benefits Details: You can tell by the company name alone that their healthcare benefits are going to be great. But Scripps Health doesn’t just care about the wellbeing of employees and their dependents — they also keep your furry friends in mind with their pet insurance offering. To top it off, Scripps provides generous retirement plans, tuition assistance and parental leave, to name just a few.