No matter how much you love your job, it’s not the only thing in your life, right? Working for a company that lets you thrive outside of work can be a game changer—which is why we’re highlighting the following list of companies that offer perks and benefits that promote work-life balance.
Every company handles work-life balance differently, so you can find what best suits you. For example, Dolby employees get every other Friday off to recharge; Asana team members can take a sabbatical every four years; and McMaster-Carr has up to 24 weeks of parental leave plus mental health benefits and wellness stipends. And these are just the start.
Whether you need support through milestone moments or want everyday perks that help you live your best life, the companies here are making work-life balance a reality.
1. Medidata Solutions
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Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,900+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at www.medidata.com and follow us @medidata.
As a market leader in life sciences, Medidata offers employees an opportunity to have a profound impact on human health. We celebrate uniqueness in perspectives, experiences and backgrounds, and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. Medidata offers a wide range of benefits including medical, vision, dental, and telehealth coverage, retirement, unlimited personal time off (including paid family medical and generous parental leave), wellness programs, flexible work time, vision, tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits, and more.
Founded in 1965 by the late Ray Dolby, Dolby was born out of its founder’s passion for connecting science and art. The present-day company reflects the innovative and creative vision of its namesake. True to its origins, Dolby continues to produce cutting-edge audio and visual technologies that enhance and transform storytelling, entertainment, and media.
At Dolby, we look at the whole picture. From content creation to the technology that delivers spectacular experiences, and the key component to all of this is YOU. Many of our U.S. employees get every other Friday off, that’s 26 extra days off per year! That three-day weekend every other week is a chance to re-focus, re-energize and most importantly take care of your well-being—and we offer a whole program for that focusing on four key elements—physical, emotional, financial and community—these are the foundation for everything we do in well-being. We also have a flexible mindset when it comes to getting the job done; a combination of working from your desk or ours, your kitchen or ours. We believe that everyone’s life is unique and so is the way you work!
TriNetX is a data and analytics company that partners with healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies across the globe to conduct research and enhance clinical trials leveraging real-world data. They look for people who are creative, intuitive, and curious about science and the world. Collaboration is big at TriNetX, as everyone is working towards a common goal. The TriNetX company culture encourages continuous professional growth, and employees take pride in the impact their work makes on the world.
TriNetX understands the importance of work-life balance—though the team prefers the term work-life fit. Many employees work remotely, and most based out of the Cambridge, MA headquarters choose a hybrid work model. With a generous unlimited PTO policy, TriNetX employees can find the right fit between growing their careers and prioritizing personal and family time. “I know that every one of our employees has a rich life outside of the office, and we urge [them] to spend time with loved ones, recharge, engage in healthy lifestyle habits, and come to join us all ready to work hard and make TriNetX a success,” says Gadi Lachman, President and CEO of TriNetX.
4. Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental provides high-quality comprehensive care including general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontic, and oral surgery. Gentle Dental serves patients in 180 different locations in eight western states under the brands Gentle Dental and Smile Keepers. Each team member is patient-driven and proves time and time again that group dentistry can provide a better, more ethical, and more comprehensive alternative for patients.
At Gentle Dental, we provide our teams with flexible schedules that can be fully customized to their needs on a full-time and part-time basis. This includes creating schedules that allow for school runs, schedules that are ideal for parents returning to the workforce, Saturday only schedules, and opportunities to care for patients on specific days of the week.
For all of our positions and opportunities, we have dedicated teams in place to focus on managing the business so our clinical teams can focus on patients. This means that our providers never have to take their work home with them.
One company. 700+ teams. Just like a startup, we maximize innovation and move fast. To do this, we turned the traditional corporate hierarchy upside down, splitting up into hundreds of small, autonomous teams. Here, you will be challenged. Every day, we work to solve the industry’s biggest problems. It’s not always easy, but it is always rewarding. Throughout this rapid growth, is true teamwork, mentorship, trust, and collaboration.
Some companies ask you to follow their playbook. At Klarna, we ask you to write your own. Every voice matters. So no matter where you sit, you have a direct line to the action your team takes and ownership of the things you create. With our diversity of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds, we can create, innovate, and disrupt like no other. Our team reflects the world, with hundreds of nationalities, locations, races, genders, and experiences represented.
At Klarna, we prioritize work-life balance for our employees by offering benefits like flexible work opportunities, wellness perks, mental health programs, as well as parental leave and childcare stipends.
6. Nitro, Inc.
We believe in striking the perfect balance between “work hard, play hard.” Every day, we strive to create, collaborate and innovate a little better. But this doesn’t mean we take ourselves too seriously. Weekly happy hours, trivia nights, baking competitions, costume contests, and holiday parties give us a way to stay fresh—and an excuse to let loose.
Nitro prioritizes the work-life balance of its employees, so much so that we've introduced Bi-Annual Recharge weeks for our Nitronauts to unplug and recharge together. Our recharge weeks occur during the first week of January and the first week of July. Nitro is also a Flexible Forever company, allowing employees to define their own hybrid work schedules, whether coming to the office or working remotely. For those traveling, Nitronauts have the opportunity to work anywhere globally or at another office for up to 90 days.
Our values — doing the right thing, serving people, building trust and aspiring for better — guide how we treat our customers as much as they guide how we treat our people. We’re committed to your personal and career development so you can make an impact no matter where you are in your career journey. At Protective, you can unlock your potential with abundant learning and development initiatives that can help you grow new skillsets and improve existing ones.
Protective is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and supported by both a robust virtual workforce and core sites in Cincinnati and St. Louis. We help all teammates navigate work and life priorities with in-office amenities, virtual resources and comprehensive benefits. When our team of protectors is healthy and happy, we believe our overall work environment is improved.
Bring your own perspective and let your unique experience shine through so we can create a better future together — because we're all protectors.
8. Capital One
We’re working on some bold, transformative things—like changing banking for good. What’s in it for you? A career surrounded by brilliant minds. People from different backgrounds, experiences, and education levels. Coming together to create a sense of belonging. Supporting you where you are and where you want to be. That’s life at Capital One.
Capital One’s perks and benefits are progressive and industry leading. We have always believed in the importance of providing comprehensive and expansive benefits to complement and contribute to our associates’ total compensation package. For example, we were one of the first major companies to offer same-sex marriage benefits back in 1997 and we have since continued to build our benefits portfolio to include a host of other LGBTQ+ friendly offerings, from fertility coverage to reimbursements for associates who chose to build their families through adoption and surrogacy, to domestic partner benefits and health coverage for gender reassignment. In addition, Capital One’s campuses offer fitness facilities, cafés and, at certain locations, onsite health services for associates and their families. Our benefits package is unique as it provides flexibility for you to determine your path to health, wealth and life support.
More than a mere credit reporting agency, TransUnion also offers sophisticated data information regarding global risks in order to assist clients in making important business decisions. The organization is committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available to more than 500 million customers, at 45,000 companies, in 33 countries around the world.
When you work for Jumio, you’re part of a global team striving for excellence, supporting one another, and having a good time along the way. With 11 offices across the world, Jumio offers a truly global culture that’s characterized by our shared IDEAL values: Integrity, Diversity, Empowerment, Accountability, and Leading Innovation.
Jumio provides people with the best of both worlds: We retain the agility of a new startup with the backing and budgets of a global market leader. It’s an environment with high levels of autonomy that offers accelerated career growth. Best of all, it’s a setting where one person can make a meaningful and visible difference to their career, the company’s success, and to the wider mission of eliminating identity fraud.
Jumio is founded on the principle of trust, and that includes our work environment. We empower our employees to work from one of our modern offices or work remotely, depending on what makes sense for your role and individual needs. Besides flexibility in work location, we also trust you to create and follow your own schedule. We thrive on collaboration and accountability, and our hybrid work environment enables Jumio employees to bring their best selves to work, all around the world.
11. Health-E Commerce
Health-E Commerce is a consumer health and wellness online retailer, comprising four brands: FSA Store, HSA Store, WellDeserved Health, and Caring Mill. Since 2010, we have launched direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands aimed at simplifying the U.S. tax-free healthcare market and helping Americans and companies benefit better from workplace benefits and wellness and health spending programs.
We are passionate about helping consumers to improve their health and maximize their savings through qualified shopping and education. Our websites, eligibility lists, and content help consumers understand, manage, and use their benefits. We also advocate for the eligibility of important new product categories, such as OTC meds and feminine care, to increase the types of everyday products that are eligible.
Being Bounteous is about collectively committing to our core values and knowing that we are more than any one individual or any one goal. When we adopt diverse perspectives that push us forward, we create opportunities to meaningfully transform our company, clients, and community. Our people, our clients, and our partners are what put the us in Bounteous. We know that we're better together. Our work is built on co-innovation and our culture is built on collaboration.
At Bounteous, we have developed a number of programs to support mental well-being, such as our employee resource group, “b: mindful,” which has the goal of destigmatizing mental health in the workplace. Our take-what-you-need PTO policy continues to be a highlight for our team members, too. We’ve learned that healthy minds and bodies are paramount to the success of our business. We are proactively improving wellness and addressing Zoom fatigue and burnout with a new pilot program called Quiet Hours, a four-hour block of time for uninterrupted focus. Bounteous also offers a no-cost employee assistance program that provides mental health counseling, financial planning assistance and many other services.
We’re a diverse team of talented, motivated, and passionate individuals. Our employees are our most important and greatest assets. They build and own the company culture, enforce our values and their passion fuels our continued innovation and growth. We’re a dedicated team of overachievers. It’s baked into our DNA. We ask “Why not?” and choose to take on the most complex challenges with confidence because we know that together #TeamEverbridge can accomplish anything. #teameverbridge
With more than 43,000 employees globally, Stryker is on a mission to make healthcare better. Their belief: customers and patients are at the heart of everything they do. The company was founded in 1941 by orthopedic surgeon Homer Stryker, as he started to find current products weren’t meeting patient needs and invented new products. Today, innovation continues to be a top priority and new technologies differentiate Stryker as an industry leader.
At Stryker, we know your work-life balance is important. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including, but not limited to, flexible schedules, remote work opportunities, parental leave, wellness perks, Employee Assistance Programs, childcare stipends, breast milk shipping while traveling for work, 8 hours of paid volunteer time and one preference holiday per calendar year.
15. Blueprint Medicines
Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company that aims to invent life-changing therapies for people with cancer and rare diseases. Patients are at the center of everything we do. We know that in order to make a difference in their lives, we must create an environment where our employees—also known as the Blue Crew—can do their best work. Our culture of transparency, curiosity, and diversity pushes us to lead with integrity, act courageously, and draw upon a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to make decisions. Ideas come from everywhere, from the C-suite to new hires, and each day we commit to approach one another with respect and trust.
We care deeply about making a profound impact where it matters most. Learn more about who we are and explore our career opportunities below to join us on this journey.
Saving lives is intense work, and we can’t do it unless we take care of ourselves. Our total rewards programs are designed to support all facets of wellbeing—physical, mental, financial and emotional—so that our people can focus on what brought them to Blueprint—saving lives! The crux of our offerings lies in our standout culture. We’ve cultivated a community that puts people first and provides the flexibility necessary to prioritize what’s most important at any given moment. Additionally, our comprehensive programs deliver choice and flexibility to employees and their families that go well beyond traditional benefits. Our people are unique individuals with diverse needs and expectations, and we strive to create programs that ensure they remain healthy, motivated and cared for. We’re constantly taking pulse checks and reevaluating our offerings to make sure they continue to serve our people and their loved ones. At Blueprint Medicines, you’re more than an employee—you’re part of the Blue Crew!
16. Coleman Research
We help thousands of clients get answers to their most critical questions. Rather than spending hours reading research reports or traveling to meet people at conferences, our clients come to us to connect them directly with industry experts. We also facilitate custom surveys and moderated teleconference events, providing our clients with additional ways to learn. As we continue to grow, the relationships we’ve built with our clients, experts, and colleagues remain at the heart of our business.
Coleman Research puts the well-being of their employees at the forefront and provides a work environment that enables team members to maintain a healthy work-life balance. With a responsible time off policy, employees are able to take time away from work when they need it. Team members also have flexibility with where they work—whether it’s from one of their global hub offices, at one of 800+ coworking spaces or working remotely from home. No matter where you’re located, Coleman believes in building the right team—wherever you are.
Riskified empowers businesses to realize the full potential of e-commerce by making it safe, accessible, and frictionless. Riskified has built a next-generation platform that allows online merchants to create trusted relationships with their consumers. Riskified team members, who come from all over the world, are proud to work on products that provide innovative solutions to real-world problems. It’s a fast-paced, exciting, and collaborative environment, and the company invests just as much in its employees as it does in its clients. All team members’ ideas and career goals are valued, as is their overall wellness—both offices have fully-stocked kitchens, and coworkers participate in happy hours, fitness classes, team sports, and fun days together.
At Riskified we spend a lot of time investing in our employees because we value them and their contributions.We have implemented a Global Recharge Program, consisting of two weekends each year the entire company collectively takes off and are encouraged to shut their computer off and recharge to avoid burnout. As we’ve slowly started going back into the office, we’ve started conducting our usual in-office activities online such as yoga, happy hours, and cooking classes. It’s important for us to give employees time away from their day-to-day responsibilities to connect with all members of the business.
Chick-fil-A is a nationwide chain of quick-service restaurants known for its particularly delicious chicken sandwich. Since its founding in 1967, the company has led with its guiding principle of serving others. Today, Chick-fil-A is focused on continuing to innovate using the latest technology to better serve and nourish communities in which its more than 2,600 restaurants are located.
This profile spotlights the Chick-fil-A headquarters (known as the Support Center). The company believes that work should be full of life and that corporate employees should be able to connect the dots between what they do and why it matters—which is why Chick-fil-A takes great care of employees while offering a warm, friendly environment.
Chick-fil-A’s restaurants have long been renowned for their commitment to service and heartfelt hospitality. The same Culture of Care infuses the beloved brand’s Atlanta-based Corporate Support Center, and employees report that they feel well-served by policies that emphasize balance, wellness and flexibility. Chick-fil-A, Inc. staffers work in a predominantly hybrid work environment and receive industry-leading PTO and benefits packages that include fully paid healthcare premiums, wellness benefits that stretch beyond the on-site gym, access to personalized coaching, on-site childcare, elder-care assistance and more.
McMaster-Carr is an e-commerce company offering more than half a million products used to keep businesses in motion. The company owes its success to experimentation and innovation and invites team members to put their creativity to work. Whether the job is automating distribution operations, researching new products, or improving the company’s app, people flourish when they love to learn and pursue ambitious goals. An emphasis on curiosity and development leads to hiring for capability more than skill and celebrates diverse studies, experiences, backgrounds and identities. McMaster-Carr’s commitment to an inclusive workplace is evident in the way they form teams and develop on-site resources.
Work is just one part of a full life at McMaster-Carr. Teams have the flexibility of remote work and the ability to meet in-person for collaboration and connection. Freedom from returning messages outside of business hours creates space for personal pursuits like time with family, use of their unlimited tuition benefit and volunteerism. People are encouraged to use paid time off to unplug and recharge plus new parents benefit from up to 24 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave. Self-care is supported by comprehensive mental health benefits, including free therapy sessions, and stipends for exercise classes, marathons and health memberships.
Headquartered in New York City with a global presence across 18 offices, Outbrain was founded to create the first discovery feed of content on the open web. Today, we continue to innovate as the preferred interest-based, end-to-end native technology fueling exploration and discovery for one third of the world’s Internet-connected population. Outbrain creates the most engaging discovery experiences for people on the web with their Smartfeed technology on the world’s most well-recognized media companies—from MSN, CNN, BBC, and The Washington Post to The Guardian and Sky News.
We focus on getting things done instead of where or when it gets done. With a hybrid working model, we work how it best suits us—we come to the office for collaboration and stay at home to focus and re-energize. But we don't stop there. As a people-first company, we believe mental health and physical health are extremely important. We offer our employees a free gym membership to any of our partner gyms, or a $65 per month reimbursement for a gym of their choosing. Through our Employee Assistant Program, we also offer mental wellness resources and access to telehealth through our medical plans. We offer other perks too, such as 31 days off each year, consisting of 13 set holidays and 18 PTO days; unlimited sick days; and a $300 work-from-home stipend.
NAVEX is the industry leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services that help organizations manage risk, address complex regulatory compliance requirements, and foster an ethical, highly productive workplace culture. NAVEX has been recognized as a Top Workplace and recently awarded Enterprise Company of the Year by the Technology Association of Oregon. Their SaaS solutions are trusted by thousands of customers worldwide, including more than 80% of the Fortune 500. NAVEX offers one-of-a-kind opportunities for employees to take on diverse data projects, learn new skill sets, and create cutting-edge technologies.
At NAVEX, we work to create the most valuable, inclusive, and healthy work environment. That includes providing a space with great benefits. Employees can work entirely remotely to accommodate family and home life or head into one of our global offices. The decision to have permanent work-from-home options comes from listening to our employees and understanding their needs. Creating a healthy workspace for both the mind and body, we have implemented our Live Well program. Employees are encouraged to participate in activities and even provided free access to the Calm app. Participants can earn fitness products and other fun items!
As a consumer fintech startup helping homeowners tap into their home equity, Point keeps the human experience top of mind. The company’s employees build integrity, transparency, and trust in everything they do, and colleagues readily support each other as they strive to have a positive impact on homeowners’ lives. Point is in hyper-growth mode and is building a team that is motivated, self-driven, and eager to revolutionize the fintech industry. The company’s culture supports innovation, autonomy, and personal growth, and is a place where employees aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves or wear multiple hats to get the job done.
At Point, we offer flexible work hours and schedules and remote work. In addition to paid parental leave, we also offer new parents a four-week transition-to-work period, where employees can work two or three days per week at 100% of their regular base pay while they ease back into their full-time work schedule. On top of that, we have the whole family covered with healthcare benefits for dependents.
Atlassian builds enterprise software that helps every member of every team and department stay on track, on point, and on top of their game. Atlassian develops products geared towards software developers and project managers, including its first application, JIRA, which helps track issues within a project, making it indispensable to teams around the world.
At Atlassian we understand that life happens outside of work. That's why we don't expect a typical schedule to work for everyone. We offer flexibility for you to do your best work in a way that works for you, from a place that works for you. Atlassian believes the future of work is distributed and with our Team Anywhere model, we hire people in any country where we have a legal entity as long as they have eligible work rights and sufficient team time zone overlap with their team. In addition, we offer generous paid time off policies around the world and encourage all employees to take 5 paid days each financial year to volunteer at their favorite charity.
Kohl’s is an omnichannel retailer with over 1,100 stores stocked with amazing products—including national and exclusive brands their customers know and love. The company’s purpose is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives—with a goal of being the most engaging retailer in America. Kohl’s associates explore, design, and develop new ways to make shopping experiences effortless and unique by leveraging bold innovations that push boundaries and revolutionize the way customers shop.
Our Wellness Centers are a unique benefit provided to associates at corporate locations, credit and customer service centers, distribution centers and e-commerce fulfillment centers. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services, preventive exams, lab services, physical therapy, health coaching, and treatment for routine illnesses are administered by compassionate and experienced health care professionals.
Mental health is a critical component of our total well-being. To help foster our associates’ total well-being, we’ve elevated our workplace culture to better support our associates’ mental well-being journeys. Be Well at Kohl’s provides resources, benefits, offerings and more for associates and their families that focus on mental well-being and health.
Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data and technology to make it simple, giving people the information and tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit CarGurus.com each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, innovation, and fun. Expect the feel of a startup backed by a proven business model and sustainable growth. We’re always building new ways to bring trust and transparency to car shopping—come join us for the ride!
Our hybrid working model, robust benefits, and thoughtful perks help CarGurus’ employees find flexibility and balance. These include unlimited personal time off, abundant vacation days, and a 1-month sabbatical after 5 and 10 years. We offer extensive parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, plus 15-day gradual return for the former. Paying 100% of commuting costs and providing free lunch makes in-office days easier and more fun for all. Gurus also get several mental health days off a year, subscriptions to premium meditation and fitness apps, access to Care.com for child, senior, pet, and home care services, and much more!
26. InterVenn Biosciences
At InterVenn, we believe that no one should be blindsided by disease. For us who have known cancer and disease, we work to make sure no one else has to.
From day one at InterVenn, you have implicit trust and no one tells you “no, you can’t do that.” You are encouraged and empowered to make decisions and take ownership if it’s in the best interest of the team and the patient. As an employee-centric company, we believe that if we take care of our team, they will be better able to succeed and therefore be best suited to take care of patients.
InterVenn Biosciences offers strong flexibility for employees to enjoy life outside of work by offering a flexible time off policy (unlimited PTO), flexibility to work from home, remote work opportunities, and company-wide shutdown during the last week of the year. South San Francisco employees also enjoy free access to a new onsite gym or sign up for Class Pass at discounted rates. Meals are catered multiple times each week and kitchens are fully stocked with snacks and drinks, so employees don’t have to worry about always packing lunch. There are multiple company events throughout the year, including a family-friendly summer picnic and frequent cultural holiday celebrations. And when life gets challenging, employees can turn to the Employee Assistance Program or sign up for the Calm app for free.
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