Companies with the best non-traditional perks
These 12 companies below go way beyond standard health plans and 401Ks. Vacation trips, on-site gyms, and free food are among the many perks that these companies offer.
These 12 companies below go way beyond standard health plans and 401Ks. Vacation trips, on-site gyms, and free food are among the many perks that these companies offer. Here's a snapshot of those standouts, as excerpted from their survey profiles.
Free fruit and healthy snacks are offered throughout the workday. The company also offers associates an onsite fitness center featuring yoga classes. Bicycles are available for associates to use on local trails.
Analytical Graphics, Inc.
AGI offers free breakfast, lunch and dinner to all employees. Other on-site benefits include laundry facilities, dry cleaning drop off and pick up, massages, oil changes and car detailing, haircuts, and an air hockey table.
One of their most popular benefits is the Comcast Courtesy Services program, which offers free XFINITY TV and Internet, and discounted XFINITY phone service for employees living in a Comcast service area. The program also includes additional discounted services for home security, home technology support and Skype on XFINITY.
The Judge Group Inc.
This firm loves their Philly sports teams. The professional services firm offers their employees discounted tickets for games throughout the year as well as allowing team dress down days during crucial games. Additionally, employees who are celebrating their 10-year anniversary within the company are also rewarded with a trip.
Martin Law, LLC
Free massages every Friday are the best benefit at this law firm. Other perks include a fully funded 3-day staff retreat, an annual Super Bowl party at Lucky Strike bowling alley and quarterly Wine & Cheese social gatherings.
During the holidays, NEST provides Turkeys and Christmas trees to all employees and associates.
Power Home Remodeling Group
On top of traditional benefits, PHRG offers one very unusual perk: an annual, all-expense paid trip to Cancun, Mexico. Every employee in the organization is invited with a guest for a four-day celebration, including Olympics-style competitions and a beach concert with a global entertainer. In 2016, Flo Rida performed for PHRG employees.
Weekly catered lunches, a break room with pinball and a jukebox, a ping-pong table, an employee recognition gong, weekly spins of a giant prize wheel and an onsite gym are enjoyed by all on a regular basis. Employees can also partake in paintball outings, picnic lunches with dunk tanks, and the company's "spirit week." The online retailer recently added a half pipe to their ever-growing mix of on-site amenities.
Employees at Seer are awarded a "happiness budget" of $1,000 a year that can be used to make them better, happier people. Unlimited paid-time off, true flexibility in work hours (they don't have an official start time), and the ability to work remote are additional benefits.
Non-traditional benefits include a concierge desk to arrange for on-site car service, massages, hair/nail care, jewelry repair, shoe shining, and tailoring; as well as on-site banking and dry cleaning. A free on-site gym, nutritional counseling, and a subsidized cafeteria are additional perks.
Think employees enjoy weekly shipments of fresh organic fruit, plus fridges stocked with soft drinks and adult beverages. Additional benefits include unlimited time off, stand-up desks and a Leisure Club organized by employees for regular outings like ice-skating, picnics, movie nights, themed happy hours, etc.
Free gift-wrapping during the holiday season is a huge hit with Vertex employees.