These 18 tech companies offer the best benefits, according to employees

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Employees who work at tech companies are some of the most pampered employees on earth.

Gourmet food, free beer and wine, health clubs, day care, doggie day care, are standard fair at large companies, and pretty common at startups, too.

But, it turns out, those are not always the benefits employees most care about, according to a survey conducted by Glassdoor.

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title=”Amazon: 3.6 out of 5″
content=”HP’s employee satisfaction rating: 3.7

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Job training, volunteer time off, maternity and paternity leave.

An employee says:

‘Outstanding coverage, low deductible plans, and they’re starting to offer wellness incentives (like providing discounts for good blood pressure, cholesterol numbers, etc.)’ — Hewlett-Packard Solutions Architect (Troy, MI)”
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title=”Hewlett-Packard: 3.7 out of 5″
content=”HP’s employee satisfaction rating: 3.7

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Job training, volunteer time off, maternity and paternity leave.

An employee says:

‘Outstanding coverage, low deductible plans, and they’re starting to offer wellness incentives (like providing discounts for good blood pressure, cholesterol numbers, etc.)’ — Hewlett-Packard Solutions Architect (Troy, MI)”
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title=”Cisco: 4.0 out of 5″
content=”Cisco’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.0

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Onsite health care, stock options childcare.

An employee says:

‘Cisco has very comprehensive benefits, including on-site gym, doctor & medical facility, day-care & most important, its flexible work practices.’ — Cisco Employee (San Jose, CA)”
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title=”Oracle: 4.0 out of 5″
content=”Oracle’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.0

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Volunteer time off, free snacks, gym membership.

An employee says:

‘The company actually has some really great benefits. Offering pretty much everything from 401K, stock purchase plan, mental, vision, health, and dental care.’ — Oracle Employee (Redwood City, CA)”
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title=”eBay: 4.3 out of 5″
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Employees’ favourite three benefits: health insurance, tuition reimbursement, free lunch or snacks.

An employee says:

‘They have good Health & Dental Insurance, 401K match, onsite gym, average PTO, sabbatical after 5 years.’ — eBay Employee (San Jose, CA)”
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title=”Intel: 4.3 out of 5″
content=”Intel’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.3

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Sabbatical, performance bonus, employee discount.

An employee says:

‘Best thing is family coverage for medical, dental, and vision. Other really good thing is sabbatical, every 4 years 4 weeks or 7 years 8 weeks.’ — Intel Equipment Specialist (Hudson, MA)”
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title=”Twitter: 4.3 out of 5″
content=”Twitter’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.3

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Free lunch or snacks, 401K plan, vacation and paid time off.

An employee says:

‘It’s hard to complain about the perks at this company given the generous unlimited PTO (which people do use depending on their team and manager), exceptional food, and ESPP (employee stock purchase plan).’ — Twitter Employee (San Francisco, CA)”
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Employees’ favourite three benefits: Free lunch or snacks, commuter checks and assistance, retirement plan

An employee says:

‘Free lunches, new parent leave is amongst the best in Silicon Valley; 401k is average; No ESPP; vacation policy is average.’ — Yahoo Employee (Sunnyvale, CA)”
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title=”Microsoft: 4.4 out of 5″
content=”Microsoft’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.4

Employee’s favourite three benefits: Childcare, adoption assistance, tuition assistance

An employee says:

‘Competitive package, great family coverage, fitness reimbursements, 401K, stocks, child care plans, tuition assistance, travel and commute reimbursements, loads of free resources!’ — Microsoft Employee (Boston, MA)”
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title=”VMware: 4.4 out of 5″
content=”VMware’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.4

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Fertility assistance, free lunch or snacks, charitable gift matching

An employee says:

‘BEST — Unlimited time off (must have manager approval), flexible scheduling, gym reimbursement & great medical, dental & vision benefits.’ — VMWare Employee (Austin, TX)”
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title=”Qualcomm: 4.4 out of 5″
content=”Qualcomm’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.4

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Performance bonus, charitable gift matching, diversity program.

An employee says:

‘Medical completely covered. ESPP and matching 401K. Also gives employees money to start groups (e.g. robotics group).’ — Qualcomm Engineer (San Diego, CA)”
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title=”Intuit: 4.5 out of 5″
content=”Intuit’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.5

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Professional development, diversity program, gym membership

An employee says:

‘Intuit provides stellar benefits to employees. 125% match on up to 6% of pay (for its 401(K)), outstanding medical/dental/vision, 4 weeks vacation a year (cash out option), 12 paid holidays, and relaxed environment to work in.’ — Intuit Senior Business Analyst (Remote, OR)”
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title=”Adobe: 4.5 out of 5″
content=”Adobe’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.5

Employees’ favourite three benefits: 401K plan, vacation and paid time off, maternity and paternity leave

An employee says:

‘Great pay for the area and amazing benefits. Strong tuition reimbursement and employee stock purchase plan.’ — Adobe Senior Marketing Analyst (San Francisco, CA)”
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title=”Apple: 4.5 out of 5″
content=”Apple’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.5

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Employee discount, work from home, job training

An employee says:

‘The benefits continue to improve. Some benefits which used to only be for full-time employees have now been extended to part-time, particularly fitness reimbursement, education reimbursement, paid bereavement time, and more.’ — Apple Specialist (Dallas, TX)”
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title=”Salesforce: 4.5 out of 5″
content=”Salesforce’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.5

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Free lunch or snacks, volunteer time off, tuition assistance

An employee says:

‘While you may expect health, eye, dental, and some type of 401K, Salesforce does all that and more. Generous time off, wellness benefits, stock purchase plans, and more.’ — Salesforce Solution Engineering Manager (Chicago, IL)”
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title=”LinkedIn: 4.6 out of 5″
content=”LinkedIn’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.6

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Diversity program, job training, volunteer time off

An employee says:

‘The leave is amazing and really encourages families to utilise the time together. Recent changes enhanced the program so it’s global.’ – LinkedIn Employee (San Francisco, CA)”
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title=”Google: 4.6 out of 5″
content=”Google’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.6

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Free lunch or snacks, maternity and paternity leave, charitable gift matching

An employee says:

‘Now up to 12 weeks for fathers and around 5 months for mums — all paid, all benefits continue, etc. A great deal.’ – Google Head of Industry (New York, NY)”
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title=”Facebook: 4.8 out of 5″
content=”Facebook’s employee satisfaction rating: 4.8

Employees’ favourite three benefits: Free lunch or snacks, performance bonus, work from home

An employee says:

‘Four months maternity/paternity leave, fully paid, even if you just started at Facebook when your child is born.’ – Facebook Data Engineer (Menlo Park, CA)

‘Facebook truly is Disneyland for adults. We have an abundance of free food, dry cleaning, parental assistance, personal training subsidies and will soon have a spa.’ – Facebook Manager, Public Policy (Menlo Park, CA)”
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