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11 Midwest Companies Offering Silicon Valley Perks

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If you think you have to live in California to score perks like free lunch, unlimited vacation and a dog-friendly office, think again! Midwest companies in Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Missouri have hopped on the benefits bandwagon to give Silicon Valley businesses a run for their money.

Calling all job seekers in the Heartland, here are 11 midwest companies offering Silicon Valley-style perks to employees. Luckily for you, each of these businesses is hiring right now. Get the benefits you deserve by applying today!

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) 
Perks & Benefits: TQL offers adoption assistance, remote work, tuition reimbursement, paid job training, legal assistance, identity theft protection, gym reimbursement (a free gym at HQ), and more. TQL also offers its employees access to hundreds of exclusive discounts at some of their favorite local and national merchants. TQL offers a free Kids Club program where employees dependent children receive annual birthday cards, surprise mailings throughout the year and a name badge just like mom or dad. TQL also hosts an employee-driven annual giving campaign with matching gift programs.
Where Hiring: Cincinnati, OH; Lexington-Layette, KY; Boston, MA; Tampa, FL; Milford, OH & more.
What Employees Say: “Compensation potential, growth opportunities with training, company growth and values, office culture.” —Current Group Sales Manager

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Brunswick 
Perks & Benefits: Brunswick recognizes that a happy workforce is a productive one. They offer tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and holidays, and flexible work arrangements, Brunswick offers employees 401(k) matching and potential annual variable contributions of up to 9 percent, in addition to Brunswick Employee Stock Options. As the leading recreation and lifestyle brand, Brunswick offers it’s team of fun and fitness-seekers an array of marine, fitness and billiards products and experience. High-speed boats? Check. Top of the line fitness equipment? Check. Employees are inspired to stay active with premier discounts on boats, engines and fitness equipment from Brunswick’s wide-ranging family of leading brands.
Where Hiring: Merritt Island, FL; Mettawa, IL; Vonore, TN; New York Mills, MN; Fort Wayne, IN & more.
What Employees Say: “I’ve been working at Brunswick for 5+ years. The company has went through several acquisitions in the last few years and a new corporate headquarters. As the company continues to progress, the benefits, compensation, and departments continue to excel. I highly recommend Brunswick as a company to work for.” —Current Employee

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3M 
Perks & Benefits: As a 3Mer, you’ll have opportunities to make a substantial impact, fueled by competitive pay, comprehensive quality benefits and recognition of your achievements. Mothers and fathers of newborn or newly adopted children are entitled to up to 20 weeks (10 weeks paid and 10 weeks unpaid) of Parental Leave. 3M also provides company-paid short-term and long-term disability coverage in the event you become ill or are injured and unable to work. Plus, the ability to work from home makes 3M really stand out.
Where Hiring: Saint Paul, MN; Maplewood, MN; Monroe, NC; Brookings, SD; Stafford Springs, CT; Medina OH; Fairmont, MN & more.
What Employees Say: “Excellent and supportive atmosphere. Upper tier of pay and super great benefits. Excellent work-life balance. Huge discounts on health care insurance for healthy living. New computers every 3 years. Opportunity to promote.” —Current Employee

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World Wide Technology 
Perks & Benefits: The well-being of WWT employees is essential. So, when it comes to their benefits package, WWT has one of the best. Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off and Holidays, Volunteer Opportunities, Competitive Salaries, Profit Sharing Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K with Company Matching Program, Health, Dental and Vision Care (for Employees and Their Families), Prescription Drug Coverage, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Sick Leave, Long-Term Disability and more.
Where Hiring: Saint Louis, MO; Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; San Antonio, TX & more.
What Employees Say: “Great benefits, culture, work environment, continuing education…great place to work!” —Current Director

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Nestlé Purina 
Perks & Benefits: At Purina, every day is Take Your Dog (or Cat) to Work Day. Plus, Purina is proud to offer up to 14 weeks of paid leave for a designated primary caregiver. Primary caregivers can elect up to 12 more weeks for a potential total of 26 weeks. The company also provides Comprehensive Health Benefits Package, Onsite Weight Management Programs, Child Adoption Assistance Program, an Infant Formula Program and Corporate Discounts.
Where Hiring: Saint Louis, MO; Clinton, IA; Arlington, VA; Davenport, IA; Hartwell, GA & more.
What Employees Say: “The culture is family-focused, down-to-earth executives, a cheerful work environment, friendly colleagues and we are constantly celebrated via lobby events, discounts, give-aways, etc. I also love the approachable nature of the leadership. It’s not unusual to receive a friendly hug from a member of leadership or even share a joke. Further, our CEO is forthright and never hides from tough questions. Also, prior to working for Purina, I wasn’t really a pet person. I was ironically afraid of dogs. However, with our “bring-your-pet-to-work” culture, I’ve grown quite fond of dogs and it seems mutual. It’s not unusual for my colleague’s dog to come and sit by me during the workday. It’s very comforting.” —Current Employee

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New Home Star 
Perks & Benefits: “The total compensation packages (including benefits, perks, time off etc.) that New Home Star offers its people is very good and competitive (and continues to get even better and more robust YOY),” says one current employee. “On top of NHS’s unparalleled company culture, they offer a 401(k) with company match and profit sharing, BCBS health insurance plans (PPOs and HSA option) plus dental, vision and life insurance with company contribution, paid Fidelity retirement incentive programs and a generous vacation, volunteer time off and PTO policy to name a few. Additionally, they make sure you are taken care of on your birthday and work anniversaries, pay for your professional development courses/training and host a lot of pretty incredible company-wide outings, events and parties in destinations like Cancun Mexico in 2017, for example.”
Where Hiring: Batavia, IL; Houston, TX; Melbourne, FL & more.
What Employees Say: “Life changing opportunity. This company does everything and anything to set you up for success.” —Current Sales Consultant

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Monsanto Company 
Perks & Benefits: Monsanto provides employees with a complete package of total rewards, which includes competitive pay, support for employees’ health and financial security, opportunities to grow, recognition for employees’ contributions, and a great working environment. Internal and external seminars and conferences are available to increase your technical, professional and managerial skills. They also offer a comprehensive employee relocation program for eligible company-initiated moves. Benefits may include: home sale assistance, transportation of household goods, home finding assistance, expenses associated with home finding trips, return trips home, temporary living expenses, final move expenses and job search support for an eligible spouse or domestic partner.
Where Hiring: Urbana, IL; Saint Louis, MO; Ashton, MD; Illiopolis, IL; Nampa, ID; Luling, LA & more.
What Employees Say: “Wonderful benefits, amazing vision to feed the world, cutting-edge technology and innovation, dedication to conservation and donating to charitable causes, career learning experiences, great people, travel, development opportunities, work/life balance (unless you’re under-resourced), on-site daycare in St. Louis, diverse teams (unless you work in US Row Crops)” —Current Communications Manager

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Strive Consulting 
Perks & Benefits: According to employee reviews, Strive Consulting offers Unlimited PTO, 401k mating, performance bonuses, maternity & paternity leave, company social events, mobile phone discounts, job training, an apprenticeship program, professional development and diversity programs.
Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Atlanta, GA & more.
What Employees Say: “Strive has a great culture with core values that inspire people to learn, grow, and reach their potential. The environment is collaborative, fun, tight-knit, and people want their coworkers to succeed. Senior leadership is very approachable and has an open-door policy.” —Current Employee

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Uptake 
Perks & Benefits: “We offer medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, plus health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and commuter spending accounts. We don’t just offer a 401(k), we offer a match as well. We’re all about family. We provide parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers – birth or adoption. Our medical plan offers a Special Beginnings program to get expectant parents and their children off to a healthy start with ongoing education, guidance and support. We launched our own in-house education program to promote ongoing learning and development.”
Where Hiring: Chicago, IL
What Employees Say: “I’ve been here over 4 months and I can definitely say that your work and opinion is valued, there are many opportunities to learn about something completely new, people are engaged, there are opportunities for professional growth, and there is a good work/life balance through WFH flexibility, flex hours, and unlimited PTO.” —Current Designer

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Bright Health 
Perks & Benefits: Bright Health offers affordable, benefit-driven Individual & Family and Medicare Advantage health insurance plans. Their employees receive health insurance, a health savings account, vision and disability insurance, the ability to work from home, family medical leave, maternity & paternity leave and more.
Where Hiring: Minneapolis, MN
What Employees Say: “Most everyone at Bright is great to work with. Great place to work if you’re looking to get experience with things above your pay grade.” —Former Employee

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Duo Security 
Perks & Benefits: As a tech company with Midwest roots, Duo offers an open vacation policy (mgr approved to ensure coverage, workload planning and work/life balance is achieved – we ask that you minimally take 3 weeks off per year), free HSA health care plan, paid family medical and parental leaves to support you when you need it the most, Vanguard 401k with immediate match vesting (contingent), quarterly bonus program, commitment to individual training and development, and free life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance.
Where Hiring: Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA & more.
What Employees Say: “Everything you could ask for from a medium to small business plus some. There is a free health care option, 401k, profit sharing/stock option, unlimited vacation and more. Large investment in people.” —Current Employee

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