You'll Never Believe What Perks Are Provided At Some Of The Country's Best Companies

These ain’t your grandpas’ perks.

Job site Glassdoor has released its list of the 20 companies that provide the best perks to their employees, including everything from free counselling and fitness stipends to office spas and juicy burgers.

Fair warning: the list may leave you feeling more than a little despondent about your two weeks vacation or that Christmastime turkey from on high.

Some of the most glowing examples from this year’s list include IKEA, which offers its employees (both full time and part time!) four months of paid paternal leave.

At Reebok, employees are encouraged to stay in shape with an on-site gym that includes workout classes led by Crossfit pros.

Facebook is another company invested in a healthy workforce, offering healthcare coverage even to its interns. If you’re worried about your little furry friend, too, apply for a job at Scripps Health, which covers the healthcare needs of employees’ pets.

At Southwest Airlines, employees are entitled to free confidential counselling, designed to provide staffers with advice about life, work or even legal issues.

If cosmetics are more your thing, check out Genentech, which allows employees to take advantage of on-site amenities like haircuts, spas, dentists, car washes and even childcare.

Check out the full list (and resist the urge to send an angry email to your boss) here.


Before Nikki Furrer was a cannabis writer and professional, she had another dream job: owning an independent bookstore. While she says her business venture as a bookseller was ultimately untenable, it did open her eyes to how much she enjoys “matching the reader to the exact book they’re craving.” This zest for matchmaking is evident in her book 'A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis.' As the title suggests, 'A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis' is for women who are curious about cannabis. A more appropriate title, however, might have been a 'A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis.' Though Furrer touches on applications for the plant that are specific to women—relief of menstrual pain or beauty (though her belief that cannabis is a beauty product because it makes you appear more well-rested seems relevant to both men and women—much of the information in the book is relevant to anyone who is totally inexperienced with cannabis, apprehensive about trying it and needs a run down of the basics.

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