13 American companies with the best job perks


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Forbes has just released another interesting “best” list. This time, it outlines companies in America that offer the best or most interesting perks for employees. Among the benefits at companies like Deloitte, Facebook, Ernst & Young and Netflix are a six-week sabbatical, mentoring programs, unlimited vacation days and $4,000 bonuses for new parents.

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Here are the top 13 companies with the best perks

13. IBM

Offers a reverse mentoring program where younger employees mentor executives. Plus, employees get free unlimited one-on-one counseling sessions with independent financial advisers.

12. Deloitte

Gives generous sabbaticals, four unpaid weeks a year to do anything or every 36 months, three to six months at 40% pay to volunteer or do career development.

11. Netflix

Does not keep track of vacation days for employees, who can take as much time off as they want. Gives every employee Netflix stock options worth 5% of their monthly salary. 

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10. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Sends some employees to wildlife conservation and animal rescue projects around the world.

9. Ernst & Young

Same-sex partners get the same benefits as opposite-sex married couples even in states that don’t recognize gay marriage. Also, any employee who works at least 20 hours a week is eligible for full-time benefits.

8. Johnson & Johnson

Provides flex time, free on-site gyms and pet insurance coverage. The company also offers mindfulness programming. Reminders from an app encourage people to pause and breathe or step away from their desks.


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7. Starbucks

Work just 20 hours a week and get benefits, including bonus and 4% 401(k) match. In 2014 the company announced it would subsidizes bachelor’s degrees for workers through the Arizona State’s online program.

6. Qualcomm

Any group of four employees or more can start a hobby club and request funding for its projects. Qualcomm has more than 200 clubs worldwide. Members of one club construct their own robots from scratch.

5. Under Armour

Has a 55-yard replica of the University of Maryland’s football field on its Tide Point campus in Baltimore.

4. Seattle Children’s Hospital

Offers weekly support groups for residents, support groups for residents’ spouses, day care and free couples’ counseling.

3. Mutual of Omaha

Offers onsite fast food, including Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks, as well as $12 chair massages and physical therapy.

2. Facebook

Covers egg freezing for women and gives new parents four months paid leave plus $4,000 “baby cash.”

1. Costco

Stores remain closed on Thanksgiving, unlike competitors such as Walmart. The most common starting wage is $11.50, and of the 90% of employees eligible for insurance, 98% enroll.

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