14 Tech Companies That Stand Out for Great Perks
How would you like to have an entire year of paid maternity/paternity leave? Or more than a week off—also paid—to pursue volunteer activities? Or catered breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, along with on-site acupuncture treatments? Believe it or not, all of these employee benefits and perks are offered by a variety of tech vendors, as compiled by Glassdoor for its recent "Top 20 Employee Benefits and Perks" list. As you may expect, tech businesses dominate the list of companies, accounting for three of the top five featured. We're highlighting the top 14 IT companies here—though some represent hybrid industry mixes of, say, tech and media, as well as tech and travel. Employers are finding that top-notch benefits are essential when competing for talent: In fact, 57 percent of the professionals surveyed said they carefully consider benefits and perks before accepting a job, and four out of five said they would prefer new benefits over a pay raise. While Glassdoor hasn't ranked its list, we're presenting them in order of their overall benefits score (with 5 the highest possible score), as provided by the site's users, and we're including a unique benefit/perk highlight for each one.