OK, so we know it’s never good to covet thy neighbors sweet workplace perks, but it’s hard not to when those perks include everything from free beer to free travel abroad. We rounded up seven lust-worthy perks that might make you ask your boss for an at-work canine companion instead of a silly old raise.
If you’re still hoping to relive your glory days playing college hoops or high school football, then you’ll feel right at home at this software marketing company based in Arizona. Infusionsoft is centered in a converted warehouse which boasts both an indoor basketball court and an indoor football field. For the more literary-oriented, there’s also a library on site. If that weren’t enough, employees can fill up at a free cereal bar, open daily. Three Cheerio-s!
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2. Amgen, Inc.
Amgen, Inc. is a mecca for new moms. This biotech company in California offers Lamaze and breastfeeding classes as well as day care on site, plus lactation rooms and one-on-one nutrition counseling.
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3. Loadspring Solutions
Interested in becoming a globe trotter? Why not do it on your company’s dime? Loadspring Solutions, a Massachusetts software company, gives employees up to $5,000 and an extra week off for traveling outside the country. Tahiti here we come!
4. MillerCoors, LLC.
After a long day at the office, who doesn’t like to head to their nearest watering hole for a little post-work imbibing? But who wants the hassle of actually leaving the office? Employees at Miller Brewing in Milwaukee can throw back free (that’s right free!) pints at Fred’s Pub, an on-site bar, which touts 7 types of beer on tap and 13 bottled varieties. The company also opened its Chicago headquarters, which features a 16th-floor rooftop bar and terrace overlooking the Chicago River – no need to pay for brews there, either. Wonder what kind of tips the bartender gets.
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5. Door Number 3
We’re as surprised as you that not one but two companies we came across offer employees free beer. Of course, at Door Number 3, an Austin-based advertising agency, you might have to wear a sombrero while enjoying a cold one. The company fosters an environment of “spontaneous fun,” where mariachi parties featuring Mexican beer served from the office kegerator can happen at any moment. Channel your inner Jack Sparrow on Sept. 19 – Door Number 3 also celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day (and yes, that’s a real holiday).
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6. S.C. Johnson
How many times have you wished for more hours in the day to take care of all those little errands you can’t day because you’re stuck at work? S.C. Johnson found a way to give you those hours (sort of). The company offers employees access to a concierge that offers discounted services on everything from picking up groceries, ordering flowers, and mailing packages, to changing your oil, returning library books and finding deals on car insurance.
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In the realm of employee perks, Google is like the kiss-up, straight-A student who sits at the front of the class and brings the teacher an apple every day. While the rest of the business world sits in the back, meekly offering free coffee and access to a parking garage, Google gives its employees free meals from a choice of 16 gourmet cafeterias, free haircuts, free laundry, four gyms, a game room, on-site doctors and subsidized massages. Oh, yeah, and you can bring your dog to work. Bow. Wow.