One key to bringing your best self to your job and finding work-life balance is avoiding burnout—which is why it’s important to find an employer that prioritizes its employees’ mental health and well-being.
Take the companies on this list. They all understand that employees need and deserve to take care of themselves. That’s why they all offer a mix of mental health resources and wellness programs that support overall well-being. For example, you could listen to a guided meditation, sign up for a fitness class, talk to a therapist, and take a day off work (or even a longer leave of absence) to reset and recover.
If you want to find a workplace where your health and well-being comes first, then take a look at the companies below.
At Salesforce, our people are our biggest asset. We invest in benefits and programs to keep our employees and their families happy and healthy so they can bring their best selves to work every day. Over the past few years, we’ve sharpened our focus on mental health and wellness through a five-pronged approach, including therapy and coaching, personalized care, rehabilitation and recovery services for substance use, time off, and stress management. For example, we’ve partnered with Lyra Health to provide free therapy for employees and their families. And we proudly offer inclusive healthcare solutions for people of all identities from gender affirmation medical reimbursement and leave to personalized counseling services. Our flexible time-off plan provides unlimited time off to salaried employees in the U.S., and generous time-off benefits outside the U.S. Additionally, to deepen our support for working parents, we have expanded family care leave and offer access to parental coaching and other resources globally.
Instacart is a North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. By bringing fresh groceries and everyday essentials to busy people and families across the U.S. and Canada, Instacart gives customers two very important things: food and time. Can’t find time to get to the store? Just Instacart it.
It seems simple right? Well, it’s more complex than that. From connecting customers with coupons and deals for their favorite retailers and brands to updating over half a billion lines of grocery data from more than 25,000 stores each night, every change and expansion Instacart makes to the product moves them closer to becoming the operating system for the online grocery industry.
They’re looking for people who are excited to noodle on these challenges along with them.
3. NIKE, Inc.
At NIKE, Inc., well-being is incorporated into all aspects of the teammate experience. We offer a range of benefits and programs to support the emotional, physical, and financial well-being of our teammates and their families.
To support emotional well-being, we offer 20 free therapy and coaching sessions to employees and their family members through Lyra and our employee assistance program (EAP), as well a range of meditation, mindfulness, and caregiving resources. As champions of physical well-being, we encourage employees to make sport a daily habit by providing free access to Nike Sports Centers, wide-ranging fitness discounts, comprehensive preventive programs, and healthcare and family-building benefits. Nike also offers workplace flexibility and generous time off—including Summer Fridays and a dedicated Well-Being Week in August. When we support the well-being of our people, inspiring each individual to be their best self, that’s when we do our best work as a team.
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4. Palo Alto Networks
At Palo Alto Networks, employees are winning the battle against cybersecurity threats. The organization drives an innovative vision of prevention different from anywhere else—forcing the industry, and the world, to change the way it thinks about protection. With a culture that embraces authenticity, collaboration, and ground-breaking innovation, the team at Palo Alto Networks is unlike any other in the world as it protects the digital way of life.
Employees and their eligible dependents have access to self-serve resources through Modern Health, our global mental wellness partner. This includes private sessions with certified mental health, career, and financial well-being coaches, private counseling sessions with licensed clinical therapists, unlimited live group sessions, guided meditations, and more. In addition, through our global FLEXBenefits program, employees also receive a $1,000 annual stipend for items or experiences that enhance their health or well-being.
5. Warner Bros. Discovery
At Warner Bros. Discovery, we believe that building a healthy work environment—as well as a culture that supports balance, flexibility, and values different personal experiences—will help employees perform at their peak at work, at home, and in their communities. We embrace a very simple philosophy: When you are successful in your personal life, you will naturally excel at work.
At Intuit, the emotional health and well-being of our employees and their families are not only important—they’re a core part of their benefits programs. Our mental health and wellness support is centered around our mindfulness and resilience programs that help employees improve their state of mind and ability to manage life’s stresses. The Well-Being Hub and Activity Program includes access to self-paced yoga and meditation sessions via a digital platform, access to wellness coaches for lifestyle and condition management, and the ability to schedule virtual or in-person one-on-one counseling sessions. Intuit also offers a Well-being for Life Program, which supports employees in their wellness journey. Employees are able to be reimbursed for up to $1,300 per fiscal year for expenses related to their emotional, physical, and financial well-being.
In addition to comprehensive healthcare options and a flexible work schedule program, Broadridge offers to eligible associates an employee assistance program, which includes mental health and substance abuse support. Our largest locations have on-site medical staff, and our associates in the New York tri-state area have access to an in-house well-being specialist who is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and a credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor.
Our U.K. office offers a mental health first-aid program for bereavement leave. The role of mental health first-aiders is to be a first point of contact for associates who are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. U.S. salaried associates receive flexible paid time off, which allows them to integrate all parts of their life without worrying about time-off balances and other administrative issues. This provides more flexibility for associates and their managers to balance time away from work with the responsibilities of their role.
8. Banfield Pet Hospital
As the leading provider of preventive veterinary care, Banfield is committed to delivering high-quality care to pets and sharing our data, insights, and best practices with the profession to help advance veterinary medicine. We are a practice powered by nearly 20,000 Associates – including 3,600 veterinarians – bonded together by our purpose: A Better World for Pets. Our culture of health & wellbeing and commitment to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse profession drives our decision making as a company, so we can help create a brighter future for our people, pets, and society. Our work extends beyond hospital walls – we strive to do good every day by giving back to pets and the communities in which we live and serve.
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.
At BrainPOP, employees have access to in-network mental health providers and partners at no cost through our medical plans. Employees also have free access to two online mental health partners (Talkspace and Ginger), employee assistance programs (EAPs), mental health days, and ClassPass. Employees can also take a leave of absence and a phased return-to-work plan to ease them back. Additionally, we collaborate with MyWellBeing to host various sessions for employees in private small sessions to discuss issues and challenges.
11. 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 well-being (physical, mental, financial, and emotional) so that our people can focus on what brought them to Blueprint—saving lives. Our Lifestyle Spending Account program funds employees’ everyday wellness needs that traditional benefit plans may not cover. We aim to provide more choice, flexibility, equity, and inclusion to meet the diverse needs of all four generations that make up the Blue Crew globally.
12. Morgan Stanley
Since our founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley has consistently delivered first-class business in a first-class way. Underpinning all that we do are five core values: Do the right thing, put clients first, lead with exceptional ideas, commit to diversity and inclusion, and give back.
What makes working at Morgan Stanley unique? Our firm is differentiated by the caliber of our diverse team. Through philanthropy and employee volunteerism, we support the communities where our employees live and work.
Our greatest asset is our people. We hire individuals who are ready to inspire, innovate, collaborate and make a real impact, no matter what role they pursue. Discover what makes Morgan Stanley a great place to work.
Morgan Stanley supports our employees and their families along their work-life journey, offering some of the most attractive and comprehensive benefits. Our commitment to our global workforce’s physical, mental, and financial well-being drives our valuable programs, many available at no cost. A few examples include: mental health therapy, Headspace, subsidized gym memberships, and on-site gyms, plus generous paid parental and family caregiver leaves.
Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies.
By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transport options and incredible places to stay – from homes to hotels and much more.
Booking.com’s Total Rewards philosophy is not only about compensation, but also about benefits. Our Total Rewards are aimed to make it easier for you to experience all that life has to offer—all the messy, beautiful, and joyful bits—on your terms so you can focus on what really matters. We offer competitive compensation as well as thoughtful, valuable, and even fun benefits. We want to promote your health and well-being, protect you from financial risks, support you and your family through major life events, and encourage you to experience the world.
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.
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.
NAVEX puts team members at the forefront, providing resources supporting their mental wellness and life-work balance. NAVEX offers telehealth counseling, access to wellness apps, employer assistance programs (EAPs), and mental health days or time off to rest. To ensure team members take the best steps to care for themselves and their well-being, NAVEX sends monthly mental health communications with tips and resources and hosts monthly meditations.
CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. This disruptive thinking has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars with more than 230 stores nationwide. And thanks to our amazing team of more than 30,000 associates, we have been recognized as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® - 19 years in a row!
At CarMax, we value a culture where associates feel they can bring their whole selves to work. We have resources, such as employee assistance programs (EAPs), an associate-led mindfulness training program, gym discounts, and free access to Headspace, which provides guided meditation and mindfulness that can support overall well-being and better sleep. Most recently, we expanded our Associate Experience Team to respond to the evolving expectations of our associates in a post-pandemic world. This team’s mission is to ensure all associates no matter where or how they work can experience our people-first culture and feel connected to each other and the company.
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, our future is rooted in helping teams unleash their full potential—including our own. And it starts with supporting every Atlassian’s well-being. That’s why we offer flexible, remote-work schedules, as well as a variety of resources to help employees navigate their mental well-being, spend intentional time with teammates and loved ones, and give back to our communities and the planet through our foundation. Our mental health resources include coaching, therapy, consultation, instructor-led wellness classes, meditation sessions, referrals for parenting resources and childcare services, and more. We also offer referral and counseling services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To support employees' physical health and well-being, we provide an annual stipend to reimburse fitness and wellness expenses, such as taking cycling classes, joining a tennis league, or buying a new yoga mat. All of these benefits are extended to employees and eligible family members in their household.
Founded in 2014, Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. We believe the traditional real estate process is broken and our goal is simple: build a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain, and fast. Transforming the real estate industry takes tenacity and dedication. It takes a tight knit community of teammates doing the best work of their lives, pushing one another to transform a complicated process into a simple one.
Whether you’re passionate about real estate, people, numbers, words, code, or strategy—we have a place for you.
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well-being as your physical health. To help support our team’s whole health, Opendoor partners with companies like Ginger, Talkspace, Happify, and iPrevail. We know mental health support comes in many different forms, so along with additional options through Cigna we have flexible scheduling, employee assistance programs (EAPs), and leave of absence policies. Our superpower is our people—and taking care of one another both personally and professionally enables our team to do their best work.
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