When it comes to job happiness, money isn’t everything. In fact, 57% of employees said that benefits and perks topped their list of considerations when thinking about a new job. And 80% of employees said they’d choose more benefits rather than a pay raise if given a choice.
And while healthcare benefits should be a staple foundation in every good benefits package, more employers today are taking an active role in understanding the elements that motivate their teams, build corporate culture and minimize employee turnover.
So move on over monthly company luncheons and break room snacks because these 8 companies know what’s up, and what employees really value in their benefits.
Let’s face it, kids take a lot of time and money to raise right. And the folks at Aeroflow Healthcare know it, which is why they offer their team a host of family-friendly benefits. From reimbursing 50% of adoption costs and encouraging (and reimbursing for) the use of a doula to offering a free year’s subscription to the Diaper Club, Aeroflow is helping build better parent-child relationships and healthier kids.
Have a job and a dream? Now you don’t have to sacrifice the latter while you make a living. At Deloitte New York, employees are can take a sabbatical with four weeks of paid time off, or up to six months of partially paid time off to travel the world and live their lives.
Direct Energy knows that balancing work and life can be difficult. That’s why they put elements in place to help their teams stay physically and mentally healthy and engaged in every aspect of their lives. From a 12-week paid parental leave for both men and women to flexible schedules with family life in mind, this company is focused on today and the next generation. But that’s not all. They’ve got an indoor fitness track at their Arizona location as well as a number of fitness partnerships. The company offers nutritional support for its employees, as well as an in-house health and wellness program.
If you are passionate about the environment this could just be your cup of tea. ‘Panda Fridays’ are helping this eco-friendly company minimize its carbon footprint, save energy, and give its hard-working team a much-needed break. By working just a little more every day, employees are treated to a 3-day weekend every other week. There’s also an onsite fitness center and presentations that bring experts to the office to speak about conservation topics.
Mattel gives its teams paid time off to volunteer at the Mattel Children’s Foundation along with 16 hours of paid time off for school-related activities so parents never have to miss another field-trip or school conference again. And of course, if you’ve got kiddos, they’ll be pretty thrilled with the toy discounts you’ll receive. Are you considering adoption? Mattel will help cover part of your costs to make parenthood a reality for you.
Epic Systems gives you the time and space to enrich your life and live it to the best of your ability. A major perk is the month-long paid sabbatical you earn for every 5 years you’ve been with the company. If you’re traveling abroad to a country you’ve never been, you’ll get some help with flights and hotels as well. The company also ensures that while you’re at work, you have access to services that help you manage your life, like getting an oil change or dry cleaning. And because ongoing education is a vital part of an enriched life, the company offers tuition reimbursement, a personal professional development fund and a whole library of books just for you (and the rest of the team). With merit-based compensation and opportunities to give back, Epic really is Epic.
The web giant brings top celebs and thinkers to speak on campus as part of its Influential Speakers Series. Yahoo! also has an onsite gym, basketball and sand volleyball courts and live concerts from top names. In case you like something more low-key, they have plenty of company barbecues too. The company offers stock options for employees at a discount (you'll only pay 85% of market value) and matches 25% of employee contributions to their 401K. There’s also a health club and massages to keep you happy all day long.
Love to travel? Airbnb outfits its employees with a $2,000 travel stipend every year to see the world (and of course, to use Airbnbs). You also have some flexibility as to where you work (both at home or abroad). The company also offers a $1000 education stipend, 15 days of PTO, and a 2-week shutdown during Christmas and New Year.