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So you want a job as a software engineer. But what you really want is a job as a software engineer at a company—ideally led by a woman or minority—that offers health insurance, a 401(k) match, fertility benefits, company equity, and tuition reimbursement. And frankly, you’d also like a pet-friendly office and access to virtual fitness classes.

Because it’s 2022 and you know you need more out of your job than just a title. Sure, you care about your role. But you also care about the organization you’re doing it at and what they have to offer: unlimited vacation, remote work opportunities, paid parental leave, fitness subsidies, and so much more.

That’s why The Muse allows you to search for your next opportunity not only by the job title or the company—that’s table stakes, any job board lets you do that—but also by all the other factors that determine whether or not a job aligns with your needs, wants, and values.

Here are 75 perks, benefits, and other attributes you can use to filter job openings on The Muse along with definitions—so you know exactly what you’re getting. And when you’re ready, you can get started searching for your next job on The Muse.

Diversity and inclusion

You can filter jobs by:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion program

The organization has one or more DEI-focused initiatives that are organization-wide and ongoing.

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Founder Led

The founder(s) of the organization still lead the company as acting executives, e.g. CEO, COO, CTO.

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Woman Founded/Led

The founder(s) of the organization and/or current primary leader of the organization (usually CEO) are women. This designation does not include other executives who are not cofounders or the primary leader (e.g. Chief Operations Officer, Chief Diversity Officer).

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Black Founded/Led

The founder(s) of the organization and/or current primary leader of the organization (usually CEO) identify as Black. This designation does not include other executives who are not cofounders or the primary leader.

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BIPOC Founded/Led

The founder(s) of the organization and/or current primary leader of the organization (usually CEO) identify as BIPOC. This designation does not include other executives who are not cofounders or the primary leader (e.g. Chief Operations Officer, Chief Diversity Officer).

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Latinx Founded/Led

The founder(s) of the organization and/or current primary leader of the organization (usually CEO) identify as Latinx. This designation does not include other executives who are not cofounders or the primary leader (e.g. Chief Operations Officer, Chief Diversity Officer).

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Asian Founded/Led

The founder(s) of the organization and/or current primary leader of the organization (usually CEO) identify as Asian. This designation does not include other executives who are not cofounders or the primary leader (e.g. Chief Operations Officer, Chief Diversity Officer).

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LGBTQ+ Founded/Led

The founder(s) of the organization and/or current primary leader of the organization (usually CEO) identify as LGBTQ+. This designation does not include other executives who are not cofounders or the primary leader (e.g. Chief Operations Officer, Chief Diversity Officer).

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Veteran Founded/Led

The founder(s) of the organization and/or current primary leader of the organization (usually CEO) are veterans. This designation does not include other executives who are not cofounders or the primary leader (e.g. Chief Operations Officer, Chief Diversity Officer).

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Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

The organization has and supports ERGs for employees with shared characteristics, life experiences, or goals, often as part of its diversity, equity, inclusion, or belonging efforts.

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Health and wellness

Health Insurance

The organization provides health insurance coverage options for employees.

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Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

The organization provides HRAs from which employees are reimbursed tax-free for qualified medical expenses.

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Dental Insurance

The organization provides dental insurance coverage options for employees.

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Vision Insurance

The organization provides vision insurance coverage options for employees.

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Life Insurance

The organization provides life insurance coverage options for employees.

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Short-Term Disability

The organization provides short-term disability coverage options for employees.

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Long-Term Disability

The organization long-term provides disability coverage options for employees.

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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

The organization offers the option for a flexible spending account employees can contribute pre-tax dollars to and use for qualified healthcare expenses.

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FSA With Employer Contribution

The organization provides an FSA option, and contributes funds to the accounts for participating employees.

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Health Savings Account (HSA)

The organization provides a health insurance coverage option including the option for an HSA for qualified medical expenses.

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HSA With Employer Contribution

The organization provides an HSA option, and contributes funds to the accounts for participating employees.

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Fitness Subsidies

The organization subsidizes select fitness costs for employees (such as reimbursement for gym memberships and fitness classes).

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On-Site Gym

Some or all work locations have an on-site gym.

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Pet Insurance

The organization provides pet insurance coverage options for employees.

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Mental Health Benefits

The organization provides benefits supporting employees’ mental health, e.g. through an Employee Assistance Program or covered online therapy program.

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Virtual Fitness Classes

The organization provides or covers costs for virtual fitness classes for employees.

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Parental benefits

Adoption Assistance Program

The organization provides or covers employee costs for adoption assistance programs.

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Family Support Resources

The organization provides or covers employee costs for family support resources outside traditional health insurance coverage, e.g. emergency childcare, childcare subsidies, or elder care resources.

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Fertility Benefits

The organization provides benefits or covers employee costs for fertility care.

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On-Site/Nearby Childcare

Some or all work locations have on-site or nearby childcare options for employees.

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Birth Parent or Maternity Leave

The company provides paid leave to bond with a new baby for the birth parent.

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Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave

The company provides paid leave to bond with a new baby for the non-birth parent.

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Adoption Leave

The company provides paid leave to bond with a newly adopted or fostered child.

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Work flexibility

Flexible Work Hours

Employees are able to work flexible hours, such as varying their start and end times, though there may be guidelines for what schedules they can set.

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Four-Day Work Week

Employees can choose to work or consistently work a four-day work week.

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Hybrid Work Opportunities

Employees are offered opportunities for hybrid work, i.e., options for a mix of remote and on-site work.

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Remote Work Opportunities

Employees are offered opportunities for ongoing remote work.

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Work-From-Home Stipend

Employees are offered a stipend for qualifying expenses relating to working from home.

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Office and life perks

Commuter Benefits Program

The organization offers commuter benefits options such as a credit card to pay for transit (train, subway, tolls, etc.) for employees commuting to work.

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Casual Dress

Employees are welcome to dress casually for remote or on-site work.

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Pet-Friendly Office

Employees have the option to bring pets to the office.

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Happy Hours

The organization provides happy hours regularly or occasionally for employees.

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Snacks

The organization provides snacks or a snacks stipend for employees.

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Some Meals Provided

The organization provides or covers costs for some meals for employees.

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Company Outings

Employees have opportunities to go on organized company outings like off-sites, field trips, or other special events.

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On-Site Cafeteria

Some or all work locations have an on-site cafeteria for employees’ use or for provided meals.

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Holiday Events

The organization typically throws holiday events for employees.

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Vacation and time off

Paid Vacation

Employees are offered paid vacation days.

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Unlimited Paid Time Off

Employee paid vacation days are unlimited, rather than allotted annually or otherwise.

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Paid Holidays

Employees are offered paid holidays.

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Personal/Sick Days

Employees are offered paid personal and/or sick days.

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Sabbatical

The organization offers a structured opportunity for employees to take a paid or unpaid sabbatical (extended leave).

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Leave of Absence

The organization offers options to take a leave of absence beyond typical vacation and sick time.

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Volunteer Time Off

The organization offers opportunities for employees to take paid time off to volunteer.

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Summer Fridays

The organization allows employees to take partial or full Fridays off during summer months.

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Financial and retirement

401(k)

The organization offers employees a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

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401(k) With Company Matching

The organization matches some 401(k) contributions for participating employees.

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Pension

The organization offers a pension plan for qualifying employees.

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Company Equity

The organization offers company equity (for example, stock options) for most or all employees.

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Performance Bonus

Some or all employees’ compensation structure includes a performance bonus.

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Relocation Assistance

The organization offers financial and/or logistical support for new hires who need to relocate and/or employees who are moving for work.

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Financial Counseling

The organization offers or covers costs for financial counseling for employees.

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Profit Sharing

The organization has an incentive plan to distribute profits to employees in addition to other compensation.

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Professional development

Tuition Reimbursement

The organization will cover some or all tuition costs for qualified education opportunities for employees, such as courses, degrees, or certifications.

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Learning and Development Stipend

The organization provides funds to cover the cost of qualified learning and development opportunities employees undertake.

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Promote From Within

The organization prioritizes promoting existing employees into more senior roles over hiring externally.

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Mentor Program

The organization offers a structured mentorship program for employees.

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Shadowing Opportunities

Employees and/or applicants have structured opportunities to shadow other employees as a way to learn.

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Access to Online Courses

The organization provides or covers costs for online learning courses.

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Lunch and Learns

The organization offers regular presentations, lectures, workshops, or other lunchtime programs for some or all employees.

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Internship Program

The organization offers a short-term training program for early-career candidates that does not guarantee long-term employment.

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Work Visa Sponsorship for International Employees

The organization will sponsor work visas for international employees, and covers some or all costs involved.

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Leadership Training Program

The organization provides an internal leadership training program and/or covers costs for employees to participate in external leadership training courses.

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Associate or Rotational Training Program

The organization offers a structured training program for full-time junior employees so they can experience different teams or roles within the company.

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Updated 1/4/2023