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Top employer-provided benefits of 2016
Company perks are becoming a key tool for employers to attract and retain top talent. Job site Glassdoor has released this list of some of the best employer-sponsored benefits currently on the market that can give other companies a better idea of what workers want most.
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Google
Provides the surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee 50% of their salary for 10 years.
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Zillow
Pays for employees who are traveling to ship their breast milk back home.
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Asana
Employees have access to executive and life coaching services outside of the company.
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Adobe
Shuts down the entire company for one week in December and one week over the summer.
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Epic Systems Corporation
Offers employees a paid four-week sabbatical to pursue their creative talents after five years at the company.
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Evernote
Hosts classes through "Evernote Academy," which offers team-building courses like macaroon baking.
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Facebook
Provides $4,000 in "Baby Cash" to employees with a newborn.
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Walt Disney Company
Wants its employees to enjoy the "Happiest Place on Earth" as much as their visitors by offering free admission to its parks for employees, their friends and family, as well as discounts on hotels and merchandise.
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Accenture
Covers gender reassignment for their employees as part of their commitment to LGBTQ rights and diversity.
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Twitter
Well-known for providing perks such as three catered meals a day, Twitter also offers lesser-known benefits include on-site acupuncture and improv classes.
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Twilio
Offers employees a Kindle plus $30 a month to purchase books.
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Burton
Employees of the snowboard manufacturer receive season ski passes and "snow days" to hit the slopes after a big snowfall.
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Pinterest
Provides a unique take on the parental leave policy by providing four paid months off, plus an additional month of part-time hours, as well as two counseling sessions to create a plan to re-enter the workplace.
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PwC
Offers its employees $1,200 per year for student loan debt reimbursement.
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Airbnb
Voted the Best Place to Work in 2016, the tech company gives its employees an annual stipend of $2,000 to travel and stay in an Airbnb listing anywhere in the world.
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World Wildlife Fund
At the nonprofit organization, employees take every other Friday off, also known as "Panda Fridays."
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Spotify
Provides six months of paid parental leave, plus one month of flexible work options for parents returning to the office. The company also covers costs for egg freezing and fertility assistance.
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Salesforce
Employees receive six days of paid volunteer time off a year, and if they use all six, they receive a $1,000 grant to donate to a charity of their choice.
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REI
Encourages its employees to get outside by offering two paid days off a year, called "Yay Days," to enjoy their favorite outside activity.
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Netflix
Offers one year of paid maternity and paternity leave to new parents. The company also allows parents to return part-time or full-time and take time off as needed throughout the year.