Mind-Blowing Job Perks You Wish You Got Too
Quit your job now. Apply for these new ones. Let the insane rewards begin. Here, perks to fit your personality.
If You're Athletic
Get hired at Clif Bar and spend your lunch break at the 40-foot rock climbing wall or one of the two massage rooms on your floor. Looking for more of a cardio workout? Choose from 33 different fitness classes ranging from boot camp sessions to spinning—only after consulting the free certified trainers and nutritionists that roam around to check on employees, of course.
If You're Family-Minded
Plan on starting a family? Earn a spot at The Microsoft Corporation, where employees get generous paid maternity and paternity leave. Microsoft is also the first major employer to offer health care coverage for Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy, which treats autism.
If You're Healthy
Fresh and fast-food concept Sweetgreen practices what they preach. What does that mean? A free, customized salad at every shift, a company-provided bicycle, and some iPod swag to keep you feeling good. Since Sweetgreen believes that health is mental as well as physical, they ensure that an up-and-coming band performs in the office every few weeks—Toro y Moi, The Givers, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have all popped in.
If You're Outdoorsy
Love to be out of the office? Then this is the job for you. Snowboard and skate giant Burton offers free season passes on the slopes for all employees—when it snows 2 feet or more, the office is closed for employees to go tear up the powder. More into skating? Then walk through the office’s back door to the massive employee-only skate park that awaits you.
If You're Zen
Who knew that working at a Silicon Valley project management startup could be so relaxing? Work for Asana and try one of their private in-house yoga classes, opt for an organic home-cooked meal twice a day or spend your $10,000 office/cube décor allowance on feng-shuing your space or installing a massive gong (to suit the vibe). And if you’re looking to soul share, consult one of the on-staff life coaches.
If You're Crafty
Advertising agency Mother New York likes to feed employees’ creativity with art classes like weekly in-house screen printing seminars. For creative fuel, employees wait for Waffle Wednesday, a weekly event where they are supplied with all the fixings for their perfect breakfast. Sometimes, they’ll wait until lunch time and the company with serve up some fried chicken, too.
If You're Fun
Secure a spot at SEO optimization platform Conductor and hold onto your hat. Named #2 of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2013, Conductor invites employees to play in-office video games like Rock Band or sign-up for group activities like a company-wide mud run. Instead of taking a stroll around the floor, roll around on one of the wall-mounted scooters or putt your way down the hall with mini golf holes that run throughout one of NYC's fastest-growing technology companies—further proof that you need to work hard to play hard.
If You're a Traveller
Want to see the world? Then get started at Southwest Airlines. Employees get free flights with Southwest and discounts with partner hotels and car rental companies to make exploring easy. We guarantee your loved ones will support the new gig: Friends and family get guest passes and exclusive vacation deals.
If You're a Genius
Obviously, this list wouldn't be complete without the job perk mecca that is Google. Get custom detailing on your company-provided Segway or motorized scooter, receive 12 weeks of maternity leave, enjoy a free company shuttle ride to work, frequent the on-site salon to get your hair cut for free, take a dip in the on-site current swim-in-place pool, and when your heart explodes with contentment, visit the expert on-site medical staff.