There’s a pervasive myth among job seekers that you need to work at a multinational corporation if you want an exceptional benefits package. But while larger companies typically do have bigger budgets, a company’s size alone doesn’t determine the quality of their perks and benefits. Because it’s not always about how much money a company makes — rather, it’s about how much a company values their employees.
Take these twelve companies, for example. While they may not have the headcount of a Fortune 500 company, their benefits offerings certainly rival, or even outrank, their larger counterparts’. Check them out and apply below — with benefits this good, their jobs may not be open for long!
Where Hiring: Redwood City, CA; San Francisco, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Saint Louis, MO & more
Benefits Details: With an overall rating of 4.7, it’s safe to say that employees at customer service software company Gainsight are happy there — and that’s in no small part due to their incredible perks. They provide a deductible-free healthcare plan, unlimited vacation, parental leave and re-entry programs, free lunch and more. And animal lovers are welcome — Gainsight’s Redwood City headquarters is pet-friendly, and the company offers optional pet insurance!
What Employees Say: “The work is hard, but incredibly fulfilling. What I appreciate most about Gainsight is that senior leadership is attentive to the strain that scale can put on employees, and very transparent about challenges when they are surfaced. This constant self-assessment and push to do better for both teammates as well as shareholders is what makes Gainsight truly a great place to work.” —Current Employee
Where Hiring: Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ & more
Benefits Details: RetailMeNot employees work hard to save consumers money by finding them the best online deals available, but that doesn’t mean they penny-pinch when it comes to benefits. The company provides comprehensive medical insurance, free catered lunch, unlimited PTO, yoga and even an art grant where new employees get to select a piece of art for the office.
What Employees Say: “Fun culture of people who work hard but also make time to enjoy work/life balance! Really fantastic company benefits, and fair compensation packages.” —Current Employee
Where Hiring: Chicago, IL
Benefits Details: Yello may be headquartered in the Midwest, but they offer Silicon Valley perks. Employees love the mental, dental and vision coverage, pre-tax commuter benefits, 401(k) with 3% employer match, unlimited vacation, ability to work from home, gym membership stipend and generous parental leave. On top of that, employees can receive continuing education and professional development reimbursements.
What Employees Say: “Onboarding, mentorship, work/life balance, and culture are all great. You [are] able [to] learn and achieve a lot without having unnecessary pressure or micromanaging. There is a good level of trust and accountability within teams, and coworkers support each other instead of competing with one another.” —Current Software Engineer
Where Hiring: Sunnyvale, CA; Newark, CA; San Jose, CA; San Mateo, CA & more
Benefits Details: Telecomm company ooma offers a generous total compensation package, including competitive salaries, equity, free meals twice a week, health, dental and vision coverage, a 401(k) plan with matching and more. One of employees’ favorite perks, though, is the flexibility to work from home.
What Employees Say: “Competitive pay, managers help with sales, no micro managing, management truly wants you to succeed! Catered breakfast on Wednesdays, lunch on Fridays and snacks/food all week in the break room. I rarely hear any negative talk amongst employees.” —Current B2B Outside Sales Representative
Where Hiring: New York, NY; Nampa, ID; Traverse City, MI & more
Benefits Details: Named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2018, one of the ways GoGo squeeZ keeps its employees happy is by offering a competitive benefits package. Employees enjoy high-quality health insurance, a 401(k) with a company match of 4% (that fully vests at 90 days!), healthy snacks (including their own products), performance bonuses, gym stipends, a pet-friendly corporate headquarters, fun company social events and more.
What Employees Say: “The company, and the people who work here, fit the brand of GoGo squeeZ– positive, honest, trusting, transparent. On my very first day, the CEO Bill walked right up to me, shook my hand, already knew my name, asked me how my first day was going, etc. I was blown away. And that’s how everybody is here- super genuine, polite & kind, and we all work hard… The pay and benefits are also fantastic.” —Current Marketing Employee
Where Hiring: Tampa, FL; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA & more
Benefits Details: “ReliaQuest’s most important resource will never be a tool or technology, but rather its growing base of talented employees… As such, RQ invests approximately 76 percent of the company’s total budget to hiring, training and benefits,” the company says. And with perks like comprehensive medical coverage and employer-covered monthly premiums, an HSA contribution of $800 a year, 401(k) with matching, 20 days of PTO to start, parental leave and tuition reimbursement, they certainly walk the walk.
What Employees Say: “I’m about to make a bold statement: There’s not a tech company with a better culture out there. It’s all or nothing here, and you can see [that] in every single person here. We work with the cutting edge across all technologies, and do not accept defeat.” —Current Software Engineer
Where Hiring: Everywhere — Toptal is completely remote!
Benefits Details: One of Toptal’s biggest benefits is undoubtedly the ability to work remotely, but the perks don’t stop there. The company also offers medical, dental and vision coverage, equity, a 401(k) plan, generous vacation and professional development opportunities.
What Employees Say: “I have worked for Toptal over a year and have found that unlike any other company I have worked for they have excellent communication channels and truly embrace management/peer/subordinate feedback in both directions. I have great benefits, compensation, and room for growth that is encouraged. I have literally found my dream job and employer.” —Current Employee
Where Hiring: Chicago, IL
Benefits Details: Technology distributor TBI, takes care of its people — period. They offer shared-cost health, dental and vision plans, generous vacation time (three weeks off to start plus sick days, paid holidays, floating holidays and personal days) and a stellar wellness program that includes an onsite gym, healthy snacks and wellness seminars. And if you stick with the company, you’ll be rewarded even further — at the one-year mark, employees are eligible for paid parental leave, two days off for volunteering and a 401(k) plan with a generous 4% match.
What Employees Say: “The atmosphere and culture are great, I really feel like I have an impact on the company no matter how irrelevant my contributions to the company are on a financial scale. There is always something fun that HR has planned out to keep the overall Morale positive. It’s honestly a great place to work. I love coming in most days. The benefits are amazing.” —Current Account Manager
Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA & more
Benefits Details: The perks and benefits offered by mobile auction site Tophatter are worth their weight in gold. The company provides a great, comprehensive health insurance plan and even pays for employee premiums, as well as catered lunches, subsidized gym memberships, unlimited vacation, a 401(k), a pet-friendly workspace, game nights and a monthly commuting subsidy.
What Employees Say: “Tophatter Recipe: Take a flexible work life balance, season with good compensation and benefits. toss [in] ample career opportunities, combined with an ever growing amount of great people and stir through with the amazing culture. Heat with your own personality for a lifetime. This place is everything you could wish for in a job, the people are really great to work with and in my experience our CEO is all about keeping a work hard play hard attitude. If you are lucky enough to work here, you will never regret it.” —Current Buyer Support Employee
Where Hiring: New York, NY & more
Benefits Details: Bizzabo, makers of topnotch event software, offer their employees healthcare, stock options, pre-tax commuter benefits, free snacks, flexible vacation days and a pet-friendly office. But even more than that, they pride themselves on their friendly, social atmosphere. “We form bonds that grow out of the office- whether it’s volleyball games, evening happy hours, or an occasional weekend trip to Miami,” the company says.
What Employees Say: “Everyone works closely together from customer success and product support to sales and marketing. Our CEO, CMO, and VP are in the same room and they are ALWAYS open to hearing our ideas. Employees are truly valued here as humans, which can be rare these days.” —Current Senior Business Development Employee
Where Hiring: New York, NY; Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA, Washington, DC & more
Benefits Details: “We want you focused on making incredible things happen at work every day – not distracted by expensive health insurance premiums or scrounging for an energizing snack,” says real-time information discovery company Dataminr. And true to their word, they offer comprehensive healthcare with fully paid-for premiums, a 401(k), daily catered meals, company equity, a gym stipend, childcare vouchers, volunteer days and social events, to name just a few.
What Employees Say: “I had my anniversary at Dataminr a few weeks ago and I honestly could not be happier. I am part of a great team, have friends throughout the organization from varying departments and I make good money working with a product that I can genuinely get excited about.” —Current Account Executive
Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; remote positions in select states
Benefits Details: With an app that makes booking hotels at great rates easy, it’s no surprise that HotelTonight offers some pretty cool travel-related benefits for employees. Employees receive a quarterly travel stipend, unlimited vacation and even “the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to spontaneously win airfare and a hotel stay anywhere in the world!” To top it off, the company provides solid core benefits like health, dental, vision and 401k plans, stock options, free catered meals and a subsidized fitness membership.
What Employees Say: “Super smart team. Focused and attainable goals Good benefits and perks. Transparent leadership. Cool office space. Fun culture. All in all a great place to work.” —Current Employee