Original article by the Glassdoor Team
Unlimited vacation? Been there, done that. Work-from-home Fridays? Par for the course. Ping-pong table? So 2008.
There’s no doubt that companies have increased their focus on benefits and perks (and with 57 percent of job seekers counting them among their top considerations before taking a new job, it’s no wonder), but in their efforts to outpace each other, many once-hot perks have become passé.
Still, every now and then a perk comes along that manages to truly wow us, whether because of its ingenuity, uniqueness or life-changing potential. To that end, we’ve identified 20 companies offering benefits that go beyond the basics and enter legendary status. Check out the full results, listed in no particular order, drawn from employees’ Glassdoor Benefits Reviews:
Benefit or Perk: Ikea offers up to four months of paid parental leave to both part-time and full-time employees with at least one year of experience at the company, regardless of whether they work at a retail store or the corporate headquarters.
What Employees Rave About: “Great pay, amazing benefits, and company culture is strong. Although it is a worldwide company, you feel like a family. Vacation/sick time off is great. Having been with the company many years, I get five weeks of PTO and a week of sick time. The building itself is a major benefit: lockers & showers, computer rooms, quiet/prayer room, coworker-only restaurant that serves a different meal each day for only $3. Some locations have gyms and free bicycles to rent, lactation rooms for new moms, etc.” —Current Shopkeeper