Could you use a beer? Life coach? Free tuition? Some companies seem to think so.It’s proven that corporate benefits can increase productivity and overall morale — just look at Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Without mentioning those companies’ well-documented perks, here’s our list — combined with some from Fortune — of the coolest company perks. Get ready to be jealous.
The online shoe retailer has an on-site life coach, who is available 9-5. The company discovered its future coach in the customer loyalty department - she was so good at counseling, Zappos paid for her to learn about the art of life coaching in California.
The Henderson, Nevada, company employs more than 2,000.
Ever wanted to try Zumba? Or at the least see your co-workers in neon spandex? You can try this, pilates and even Latin-style dance on Intuit's corporate campus. Or, accept the $350 incentive to join a gym.
The Mountain View, Calif., software company employs 7,000 and brought in $3.5 billion last year.
This one is quite the kicker: $5,000 and an extra week off for any employee who travels outside the country. Any surprise the Lawrence, Mass., project management company has grown at an average rate of 75% annually over the past six years?
You can drink Merlot in all 17 of the Redwood City, Calif.-based company's offices (save for its Austin, Texas location, which has a saloon).
Usually this is just a summer perk, if at all. But possibly we shouldn't be surprised that employees at toy companies know how to play. Mattel's El Segundo, Calif., headquarters is near Manhattan Beach, and Hasbro's Pawtucket, Rhode Island, offices are close to Lincoln Woods State Park: coincidence?
As in, six weeks every four years. Not bad for the 3,200 employees who work at the Chicago investment research company.
Integrated Archive Systems is a data management firm in California that emphasises green solutions to corporate IT. Their employees get a green boost in the form of a $10,000 subsidy to purchase a hybrid vehicle.
Social gaming giant Zynga CEO Mark Pincus throws a monthly poker game for his staff, complete with professional dealers and tons of cool prizes. Just over 1,300 lucky people get to work for the San Francisco-based company.
Typically reserved for C-suite officers, any employee can use this perk. (However, the catch is, it's usually for emergencies - like when one of its employees in the Caribbean needed medical attention.) The San Antonio, Texas, company brought in $4.7 billion this past year.
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