Career Testing
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JOB SEARCH / MAR. 13, 2014
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Which Companies Offer the Best Benefits?

According to U.S. law, companies are required to offer you benefits like family and medical leave, workers compensation, social security taxes, unemployment insurance, and disability insurance.

Of course, not all companies offer the same benefits. Some companies definitely outshine the others in the country in terms of offering employment perks, and these are the companies you will want to consider when looking into a job.

Here are some of the companies that offer the best benefits:

Child Care

Of the Top 100 Companies listed by CNN Money, 33 offered on-site child care. There are five that offer outstanding child care services, including the lowest monthly rates. These include:

  • SAS Institute
  • AFLAC
  • Bright Horizons
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Memorial Health

Expect to pay between $300 and $450 per month for full-time, on-site child care services with these companies.

Health Care

The majority of companies in the country offer health care benefits to a certain extent, but there are very few that cover more than the minimum legal amount. The following companies, however, go all the way, providing 100% of health care coverage for their employees:

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Perkins Cole
  • Granite Construction
  • Kimley-Horn & Associates
  • Nugget Markets
  • Microsoft
  • Worthington Industries
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Qualcomm
  • Valero Energy
  • REI
  • SAS Institute
  • Russell Investment Group

Want great health care? Apply to work at one of these companies!

Work-Life Balance

No one wants to live at work, but there needs to be a good balance between the time spent at the office and the time spent at home. There are a few companies that encourage their employees to balance out their personal and work lives, including:

  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • REI
  • HomeBanc Mortgage
  • Edward Jones
  • Republic Bancorp
  • American Century Investments
  • SAS Institute
  • Robert W. Baird
  • Russell Investment Group
  • Standard Pacific

For those that value being able to spend time at home as well as working like a rockstar, these are the companies for you.

Vacation

Everyone needs a sabbatical now and again, but not every company offers fully paid vacation days. Here are the 25 companies that offer paid sabbaticals to their employees:

  • American Century Investments
  • Edward Jones
  • American Express
  • FedEx
  • Autodesk
  • Quad/Graphics
  • Intel
  • Alston & Bird
  • Plante & Moran
  • Republic Bancorp
  • Microsoft
  • CDW
  • Container Store
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Perkins Coie
  • Timberland
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Men's Wearhouse
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • QuikTrip
  • Recreational Equipment (REI)
  • Nike
  • Genentech
  • Russell Investment Group          
  • S.C. Johnson     

Need some days to rest? After a year of hard work at these companies, you'll have earned a fully-paid vacation!

Telecommuting

For employees that are recovering from surgery, new mothers, or unable to leave home, telecommuting offers an opportunity to remain a professional on the job - just from home. Most companies do offer telecommuting, but only a few allow employees to work in the comfort of their own homes upwards of 20% of the time:

  • HomeBanc Mortgage
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • S.C. Johnson
  • Republic Bancorp
  • American Fidelity Assurance

For those in need of flexibility in their work arrangements, these are the companies to consider.

Other Perks

Some companies go the extra mile to offer their employees special benefits for working for them, above and beyond the regular benefits that they offer.

  • Timberland gives their employees a $3,000 subsidy to purchase a hybrid car
  • Amgen employees get 16 paid holidays every year
  • Eli Lilly offers pregnant employees an extra month of paid maternity leave
  • S.C. Johnson & Son gives retired employees a lifetime membership at the fitness center run by the company
  • J.M. Smucker reimburses employees 100% of tuition costs - with no price limit
  • Worthington Industries offers on-site haircuts at just $4
  • David Weekley Homes gives employees a 10% discount when they purchase a new home through the company

What awesome places to work at! These companies listed above are the ones that go out of their way to make the lives of their employees just a bit better, and they're the companies to consider working at if you want above-average benefits!

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