20 companies with incredible perks for employees

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Do you fancy taking a paid four-week sabbatical to immerse yourself in a creative pursuit? Or maybe utilizing “Panda Fridays” to indulge in an extended three day weekend?

I promise, we didn’t make this up. These are just a sample of some of the incredible company perks uncovered by Glassdoor. Their research findings reveal 57% of people cite benefits and perks among their top considerations before accepting a job. And, based on thousands of employee reviews on Glassdoor, it seems there are some unbelievable perks up for grabs.

If you’re looking for a company that can offer complimentary life coaching services, free amusement park passes or a $4,000 bonus for the arrival of your newborn, then look no further. Here are 20 of the best employee benefits on offer:

Netflix offers one paid year of maternity and paternity leave to new parents. They also allow parents to return part-time or full-time and take leave as needed throughout the year.

REI encourages its employees to get outside by offering two paid days off a year (called “Yay Days”) to enjoy their favorite outside activity.

Salesforce employees receive six days of paid volunteer time off a year, as well as $1,000 a year to donate to a charity of their choice.

Spotify provides six months of paid parental leave, plus one month of flexible work options for parents returning to the office. The company also covers costs for egg freezing and fertility assistance.

World Wildlife Fund employees take Friday off every other week, also known as “Panda Fridays” at the nonprofit.

Airbnb gives its employees an annual stipend of $2,000 to travel and stay in an Airbnb listing anywhere in the world.

PwC offers its employees $1,200 per year for student loan debt reimbursement.

Pinterest provides a unique take on the parental leave policy by providing three paid months off, plus an additional month of part-time hours, as well as two counseling sessions to create a plan to re-enter the workplace.

Burton employees receive season ski passes and “snow days” to hit the slopes after a big snowfall.

Twillo offers employees a Kindle plus $30 a month to purchase books.

Twitter is well-known for providing perks such as three catered meals a day, but some lesser-known benefits include on-site acupuncture and improv classes.

Accenture covers gender reassignment for their employees as part of their commitment to LGBTQ rights and diversity.

Walt Disney Company wants its employees and their friends and family to enjoy the “Happiest Place on Earth” as much as their visitors by offering free admission to its parks, as well as discounts on hotels and merchandise.

Facebook provides $4,000 in “Baby Cash” to employees with a newborn.

Evernote hosts classes through “Evernote Academy,” which offers team-building courses like macaroon baking.

Epic Systems Corporation offers employees a paid four-week sabbatical to pursue their creative talents after five years at the company.

Adobe shuts down the entire company for one week in December and one week over the summer.

Asana employees have access to executive and life-coaching services outside of the company.

Zillow allows employees who are traveling to ship their breast milk.

Google provides the surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee 50% of their salary for the next 10 years.

 

For more information visit glassdoor.com

 

Post by Octavia Goredema @OctaviaGoredema

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