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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.
Since 2003, VIZIO has brought smart, innovative electronics to life—and to market—so people could experience the things they love with unparalleled quality. Today, the company's top-selling TVs, displays, audio devices, and other consumer electronics continue to align with the brand's mission of creating beautifully simple products that redefine "smart" while putting the consumer first.
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.
2. Digital Air Strike
The leading social media technology and reputation management partner, Digital Air Strike helps businesses across North America leverage social channels to engage with consumers, promote their brands, maximize awareness, and optimize their ROI. Digital Air Strike is the largest provider of social media and reputation management to the automotive industry while also providing its award-winning services to clients in other industries and markets.
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 is a leading global collaboration platform that’s transforming the way people and teams work together. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, Dropbox is on a mission to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.
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.
4. Keller Williams Realty International
Keller Williams Realty tops the list when it comes to size—and ingenuity—since the company is the largest real estate franchise by agent count; uses an agent-centric, education-based approach to doing business; and is creating the real estate technology platform of choice for agents and consumers. Behind that army of talented agents is a corporate team committed to culture and dedicated to adding value to their associates.
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.
Availity is a health care information technology organization that serves an extensive network of health plans, providers, and technology partners nationwide. The company’s dynamic product suites are built on powerful, intelligent platforms that integrate and manage the clinical, administrative, and financial data that customers need to fuel real-time coordination and collaboration.
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.
9. AAA Club Alliance
AAA Club Alliance represents nearly six million members in 13 states and Washington, DC. AAA Club Alliance began by fixing tires and advocating for better roads—more than a century later, the company has grown its offerings to include more opportunities for its members and associates.
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.
Equinox offers Members health and fitness facilities where world-class amenities and services drive the experience. Each club location comes fully equipped with strength, cardio, and functional fitness floors, as well as dedicated studios for popular and exclusive group fitness classes. Juice bars, cafes, lounge areas, and much-loved eucalyptus towels accentuate the Member Experience at each club. Equinox staff is deeply hospitable, while instructor/trainer talent use their fitness expertise to coach Members towards maximizing their potential.
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.
11. Glaukos Corporation
Since its release of iStent®, a device that can help reduce eye pressure and may reduce reliance on glaucoma medications, Glaukos has pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, in order to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos combines solid research, creative engineers, and a flexible management style to create products that improve the lives of patients on a global scale.
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.
12. HUB International
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.
13. The Washington Post
Founded in 1877, the 65 Pulitzer Prize-winning Post is one of the world’s most storied media and media technology companies. Purchased by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2013, and named the eighth most innovative media company in 2018 by Fast Company—and still on the list today—The Post has emerged, disrupting the era in journalism by positioning itself as the leader in technology.
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.
Appian builds a world class low-code application development platform that enables businesses to rapidly develop powerful and unique software applications with flexible visual models instead of clunky custom code. The apps created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation.
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
Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest mortgage lender. The company’s unbeatable advancements in digital technology have been revolutionizing the industry for more than three decades. Its tech tools, combined with the expertise of 33,000-plus employees in the real estate, sports, media, entertainment, venture capital, property management, publishing, and gaming industries have helped improve the financial lives of millions of Americans, as well as earned the group repeated awards for both innovation and customer satisfaction.
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 was founded with the belief that security can only be effective if it is easy to use. Through that vision, Duo has built a world-class security platform that strives to be intuitive for clients. Duo supports thousands of customers—like Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Etsy, Toyota and Kayak—and millions of users in organizations. Duo holds a 98% Tech Validate score and one of the highest Net Promoter Scores of any product.
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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