5 quirky job perks you need to know about
There is no longer a standard professional benefit. Where you once had a cellphone and a company car – if you were lucky – we now see companies competing with each other for the most creative perks. Even the banking industry is going rogue, with Capital One employees tee shot from the roof of his Virginia HQ.
As far as employee benefits go, this is one of the most offbeat we’ve seen – or should we say, rooftop? – but it’s certainly not the only one, as more and more employers are struggling to keep their employees happy. With a recent survey from the Society of Human Resource Management revealing that health and wellness are at the top of the priority list, what off-the-beaten-path benefits could really take off?
A travel allowance
Flexible — and even unlimited — vacation days are becoming more common, but AirBnB takes it a step further by offering its employees $2,000 each year to stay on an AirBnB listing anywhere in the world. That could mean a week’s family vacation in a European city, or two nights in a penthouse in Dubai – either way, it’s all part of working the online marketplace for short-term home rentals.
Bowling alley on site
Trust Google for a real one-up, well, everybody, by building a bowling alley in the GooglePlex, its California headquarters. The big question though is: do they supply the shoes or do you need BYO?
Two words: free. Food.
There’s a reason people refer to the “tech 10s”: they’re the 10 pounds you put on when you start working at one of the many tech companies that offer free — and unlimited — meals and snacks. to their employees. You’ll never eat a soggy sandwich out of a lunchbox again!
Vehicle maintenance services
There are just some things – basic things in life – that aren’t fun, and getting your car fixed is one of them. So having Adobe provide this to its employees is no small feat and might be enough to keep its employees happy.
Pet health insurance
No, that’s not a typo – Scripps Health offers employees the option of health insurance. For their pets.
If you feel like your current role lacks a bit of perks, you might want to check out these vacancies, each of which comes with more than just a paycheck.
Regional Territory Account Manager, Squarespace
As for the benefits, square space has all the bases covered, with premium medical, dental and vision coverage; 20 weeks of paid family leave; fertility and adoption benefits; gourmet lunches and snacks; and two free-for-life Squarespace sites for employees to pursue their passions and side-activities. Currently, the website builder and hosting company is looking for a Territory regional account manager to join his growing Tock team. You will have five years of software sales experience, preferably SaaS experience, past sales success during the market creation phase and business strategy development experience for a new territory, as well as a bachelor’s degree pertinent. Apply now.
FP&A Manager, PayPal
To PayPal, employees receive a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as on-site snacks and beverages, flexible work hours with work-from-home options, paid time off to work volunteering, parental leave and generous vacations. in the form of an optional stock purchase plan. The business currently has an opening for a FP&A Manager to join the team. You will provide financial advice and insights to business leaders to help create value for customers. You have a degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related discipline, as well as a minimum of four years of professional experience in finance. Apply now.
Site Reliability Developer, Oracle
OracleThe extensive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as competitive time off, its own 401K savings and investment plan, stock options, tuition reimbursement and mental health support – and he’s looking for a Site Reliability Developer at the company’s location in Santa Clara. You will solve complex problems with infrastructure cloud services and develop automation to prevent problems from reoccurring. You will have a BS or MS in Computer Science, a strong technical background and demonstrable experience in one or more scripting/programming languages (Powershell, Python, Bash, Java or Ruby). Apply now.
This article was written by Rosemary Mac Cabe and is part of a collaboration between NextPit and Jobbio. Learn more about the partnership between NextPit and Jobbio here.