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A great culture, supportive leadership, and the ability to own your projects are all key things you want in your next job. But let’s face it, if there’s one thing that’s worthy of bragging at happy hour about, it’s the sweet perks that your employer offers.
Fortunately, the 16 companies on this list have all of those important core elements, along with the extra benefits that will make all of your friends jealous.
From on-site car washes to limitless snacks, these awesome workplaces are definitely worth a look.
VIZIO raises the bar in consumer electronics by bringing the best technology, at affordable prices, to people who value great experiences and innovative entertainment.
VIZIO products are for entertainment, but company perks are about bonding and learning. In addition to launch parties, happy hours, and off-site gatherings, all teams get together for annual company events like the summer picnic. Oh, and we haven’t even mentioned the competitive paid time off program, on-site car washes, and Thursday morning breakfasts.
Digital Air Strike is a social media and reputation management service, specializing in the automotive industry, that assists its clients in maximizing their SEO, enabling a higher ROI.
From generous PTO and stock options for employees to flexible schedules, chair massages, and ping pong, there’s definitely no shortage of perks in the Digital Air Strike office. But one benefit that the company is proudest of? The recent addition of a Student Loan Refinance and Match program to help employees pay off their student debt faster.
Dropbox changes the way the world stores, shares, and collaborates with a clean hosting platform that offers individuals and enterprises a secure way to manage files and photos.
With outings like communal lunches, summer picnics, boat rides, and board game nights, the Dropbox team certainly knows how to have fun together. In fact, that’s a core pillar of the company’s culture—and one of the perks employees enjoy most. “We have fun every day. In fact, I think the culture of this office is built on having a good time. All we take seriously is the work,” says Justin Bethune, Diversity Program Manager.
Keller Williams provides the real estate platform of choice for agents and consumers around the world. The team of innovators push boundaries by focusing on training, education, and tech.
RED (which stands for Renew, Energize, Donate) initiatives fill the calendar year round—like a day devoted to hands-on community service projects and the freedom to support local causes that team members are passionate about. Beyond these programs, ongoing perks like wellness days, office visits from chiropractors or massage therapists, and an on-site gym with a personal trainer keep employees feeling good.
Questar Assessment provides crucial end-of-course test assessments for students and works with schools, districts, and states to ensure educators have the best testing services and feedback possible.
At Questar, colleagues enjoy numerous opportunities to get together and celebrate well-won victories. Whether it’s the simple pleasures like potlucks, pinball, and pool, or the more elaborate winter and summer events—including curling contests and catered riverboat excursions—employees at Questar have plenty of opportunities to have fun and create a community.
Family-owned with over 1,800 stores worldwide, Panda Restaurant Group defines American Chinese cuisine by using bold flavors and fresh ingredients as the largest fast-casual Chinese chain.
Perks at Panda go far beyond discounts on the delicious cuisine. Associates also enjoy the on-site gym, which offers classes taught by both professional instructors and Panda associates. The best perk of all is the University of Panda, which offers a wide range of professional and personal development courses to help associates better their lives.
Fullscreen Media delivers multi-platform original content, streaming syndicated series and movies. Driven by content creators, Fullscreen builds a new generation of socially-enabled entertainment.
With a youthful company culture, Fullscreen employees actually enjoy heading into the office each day. “Fullscreen doesn’t feel corporate. It feels like you’re a kid and you could spend the day thinking deeply, or playing, or building a fort—things that make you insanely happy,” shares Fullscreen’s Director of Content Operations. In-house happy hours, outdoor work areas, and bring-your-dog Fridays are just a handful of the perks that add to that spirited and comfortable vibe.
Availity delivers technology-based business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations by working with patients and partners all around the country.
Individual educational perks are a favorite professional advantage among Availity employees. The company encourages everyone to participate in online learning classes and sends anyone interested to conference events around the country. The organization finds these opportunities allow personal growth while also helping everyone keep a pulse on current trends throughout the healthcare tech industry.
AAA is North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, providing members a full range of services related to travel, insurance, finance, and automobiles.
There are lots of perks that AAA Associates enjoy. First, there’s the free premier AAA membership, which lets staff experience first-hand the great customer service that their members receive. AAA also has an incentive-based wellness program and tuition reimbursement for those looking to advance their education.
More than just a typical gym, Equinox is a high-end luxury fitness club that has redefined what it means to live a high-performance, well-rounded lifestyle.
Work-life balance, optimized nutrition, and fitness potential are all things Equinox stands behind, not only for its members, but also for its employees. The organization incorporates group fitness classes for staff and avidly partners with charities like Cycle4Survival and The Heroes Project to maximize the potential of both its teams and its community.
Glaukos designs, develops, and refines new treatment alternatives for patients with glaucoma, leading the industry with the iStent, a Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery launched in 2012.
Glaukos cares about eyes—a concept that doesn’t just ring true for customers, but employees as well. As a result, all Glaukos team members and their dependents receive free eye coverage. Additionally, employees can own stock in the company—which they can purchase at a 15% discounted rate.
When it comes to making employees feel valued, HUB knocks it out of the park, starting with a roster of team-building activities that often double as community involvement. In the Twin Falls office, for example, employees can attend one of six yearly potlucks to celebrate team birthdays or engage in a fun activity like HUB Olympics, which doubles as a charity event, too.
The Washington Post is a historic pillar of American journalism, renowned for in-depth political reporting and investigative journalism—with over a dozen foreign bureaus committed to excellence.
Above all else, employees at The Post appreciate the room for growth and opportunity to innovate that they have. However, with offices in two major cities—New York City and Washington DC—the fun outings with co-workers don’t hurt matters either. Colleagues enjoy stimulating adventures together, like museums, music, and theater, as well as regular events in NYC and DC that foster camaraderie between The Post teams in each city.
A market leader in business process management and case management software, Appian delivers an enterprise application platform that unites users with their data, processes, and collaborations.
In Appian’s Reston, VA office, employees enjoy heading out to a variety of nearby restaurants for a quick bite or using their lunch break to do some shopping. Beyond that, staff at Appian love that a lot of effort is placed on helping employees get to know each other. There’s a yearly company mountain retreat where staff are invited to bring their families and enjoy cabin life. It’s a great opportunity for staff to kick back and relax outside of the office.
15. Quicken Loans
As America’s number one online mortgage lender, Quicken Loans has a client-focused culture that ignites passion, accelerates results, and leads folks to the right decision with certainty.
There are so many things that team members at Quicken Loans do together to have fun. Whether it’s video game Wednesdays, team lunches, or bowling nights, there’s something for everyone. Team members also like to do good together—like volunteering for local community groups or hosting a bake sale to raise money for a city hospital.
16. Duo Security
Duo Security is a trusted cloud-based access provider that can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft, and account takeover.
Duo Security fosters an environment where employees can pursue their own ideas about how to build a great business. The company prides itself on having an open, collaborative environment where a diverse group of people can come together to do their best work, learn together, and build memories—especially at events like Brew:30, cycling to taco spots for lunch, whirlyball, coffee roulette, and community volunteering.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author
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