Lots of tech companies offer perks as a way to keep employees motivated. But not all perks are created equal, and not all employees respond to them in the same way. For example, a mid-level manager with three kids (and another on the way) might leap at the chance to work for a company that offers a paid year of maternity leave, while a much younger developer might hunger for on-site dry cleaning and dog care.
Glassdoor recently crunched its in-house data and generated a list of the top 20 employee benefits and perks. Many of these perks are offered by tech companies, which have a desperate need to attract the top talent in a highly competitive industry. Here’s the top 10; you can view the rest on Glassdoor’s site:
The streaming-media company offers one paid year of maternity and paternity leave. In addition, parents can schedule their off-time throughout the year, coming back in a full- or part-time capacity as needed.
REI offers two paid days off for outdoor activities.
Employees at the cloud-based CRM firm receive six days of paid volunteer time off per year. They also receive cash to donate to charity.
In addition to six months of paid paternal leave, the company will pay for egg freezing and fertility assistance.
- World Wildlife Fund
Employees get every other Friday off.
In keeping with its mission of providing people all over the world with places to stay, Airbnb offers its employees an annual stipend to travel and stay someplace.
The consulting and services conglomerate helps employees pay off their student loan debt.
The social network gives employees three paid months of maternity or paternity leave, in addition to another month of part-time hours.
If you like to ski, the company gives employees ski passes and “snow days.”
This company wants you to read: perks include a Kindle plus a small stipend every month to purchase books.
While these sorts of perks allow companies to differentiate themselves in a competitive environment, Glassdoor found that most employees prefer to have the basics, including healthcare, vacation time, performance bonuses, paid sick days, and some sort of retirement plan.