These Are the Crazy and Unique Perks You Get From 15 Companies With the Best Benefits

A good job is more than just a great salary and the potential for a raise. You also want to work for a good company, and if the job offers great perks, then it’s a bonus. But not all perks are equal. These unique and interesting perks mean these are the 15 companies with the best benefits.

1. Airbnb

Airbnb’s San Francisco headquarters is nothing short of spectacular, and so are the benefits. | Glassdoor

  • Unique perk: Travel stipend
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.9
  • Headquarters: San Francisco

This one shouldn’t surprise you at all. Airbnb is changing the way people take vacations, and that goes for employees, too. If you work here, the company gives you $2,000 to travel anywhere in the world, and all you have to do is stay at an Airbnb.

Next: The holiday parties at this company are more memorable than your company’s.

2. Apple

The Apple logo is displayed at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Partying with rock stars is one unique benefit if you work at Apple’s headquarters. | Eric Thayer/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Partying with rock stars
  • Glassdoor rating: 4.0
  • Headquarters: Cupertino, Calif.

Your company’s holiday party has nothing on Apple’s. In 2017, employees at the tech giant enjoyed a holiday concert by Gwen Stefani. In years past, DJ Zane Lowe performed at Apple’s Beer Bash event.  

Next: Time for yourself for any reason.

3. Deloitte

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Deloitte lets you take a month off for any reason any time you want. | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Months of sabbatical leave
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.8
  • Headquarters: New York City

A long list of perks makes Deloitte one of the companies with the best benefits in America. It offers legal assistance, identity theft monitoring, and pet insurance, but the sabbatical leave is a game changer. Employees can take a one-month unpaid sabbatical for any reason, and the company offers three- to six-month sabbaticals at 40% pay for volunteering or career development.

Next: Paid leave for employees having a major life event.

4. FedEx

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FedEx even offers wedding leave. | ASPhotowed/iStock/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Wedding leave
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.7
  • Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.

We’ve heard of parental leave and we’ve heard of sabbatical time off, but this is the first time we’ve heard of wedding leave. It’s one of the perks FedEx offers, and employees don’t have to choose between PTO and wedding leave because the wedding leave is fully paid.

Next: This company gives you a little something extra.

5. Fidelity

Student loan name badge on jacket.

Fidelity gives employees $2,000 to help pay off student loans. | mj0007/iStock/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Student loan assistance
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.8
  • Headquarters: Boston

Taking out student loans for college puts students in a world of debt trouble. If you land a job at Fidelity, the company will help you out. It gives lower level employees $2,000 per year to repay loans, up to $10,000 total, and it is just one of several companies with this unique benefit. As we’ll find out later, another one of the companies with the best benefits offers even more.

Next: A company covering a specific type of surgery without any questions.

6. Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs offers lots of employee benefits, including paying for sex reassignment. | Chris Hondros/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Paying for sex reassignment surgery
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.9
  • Headquarters: New York City

According to the Human Rights Campaign, hundreds of companies offer transgender health benefits without question. Goldman Sachs is on the list, and it was one of the companies leading the way. In 2008, Fortune reported the company added sex reassignment surgery to its list of covered medical expenses. Not only that, but the company also covers the cost of prescriptions associated with the surgery. That’s enough to put Goldman Sachs on the shortlist of companies with the best benefits in America.

Next: A company known for awesome benefits has one that stands out.

7. Google

Android Marshmallow (latest android OS) replica in front of Google office

If a Google employee dies, the company pays half of the employees’ salaries to partners. | maislam/iStock/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Money for surviving partners
  • Glassdoor rating: 4.4
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Google might be No. 1 on the list of companies with the best benefits because of its extensive list of perks, such as free food, on-site haircuts, and laundry services. Yet its most unique perk of all is death benefits for surviving spouses or partners of Google employees. Even after death, the company pays 50% of the employees’ salary for 10 years. Not only that, but according to Forbes, stocks get vested and children get $1,000 per month until they’re 19 or 23 years old.

Next: How Scandinavian

8. Netflix

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A full year of parental leave is one of the employee perks at Netflix. | Robert Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: One year of parental leave
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.7
  • Headquarters: Los Gatos, Calif.

Sweden lets parents take 480 days of paid parental leave. Even though Netflix calls California home, it takes a very Scandinavian approach to parental leave. Full-time salaried employees get an entire year at full pay for either birth or adoption. People working in customer service, DVD fulfillment, or in streaming don’t get a full year off, but their benefits are better than most companies.

Next: It’s like having hotel amenities at your disposal.

9. SC Johnson

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SC Johnson has a concierge to run your errands. | AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet

  • Unique perk: Employee concierge
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.2
  • Headquarters: Racine, Wis.

On-site childcare and benefits for domestic partners are two perks that make SC Johnson one of the companies with the best benefits. However, the employee concierge that picks up your dry cleaning or takes your car in for an oil change is the one perk that sets the company apart from the rest. 

Next: One major worry you never have to worry about.

10. Scottrade

Scottrade

This company has never had a round of layoffs. | Scottrade via Facebook

  • Unique perk: No one gets laid off
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.1
  • Headquarters: St. Louis

Scottrade is perennially one of the best companies to work for because offers some of the best benefits out there. Among the perks are earning 5% interest from a company checking account and that the company considers opening new offices if employees move away from St. Louis. The best perk, however, is that you don’t have to worry about being laid off because the company has never done it before.

Next: Health insurance for everyone under your roof.

11. Scripps Health

A group of domestic pets including a puppy, parrot, rabbit, cat and a baby chicken all sitting together

Employees at Scripps Health can get pet insurance for their furry loved ones. | adogslifephoto/iStock/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Pet Insurance
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.7
  • Headquarters: San Diego

Most companies have health insurance for the people living under your roof, but Scripps offers insurance for everyone you live with, including pets. The company’s pet insurance lets you go to any veterinarian and it covers every expense you can imagine.

Next: Prospective mothers have a lot to love at this company.

12. Snap

Evan Spiegel

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, whose company pays for fertility treatments. | Steve Jennings/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: $40,000 for fertility treatments
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.8
  • Headquarters: N/A (founded in Los Angeles)

Prospective mothers love Snap, better known as the company behind Snapchat. Flex hours, free lunches, and a company cell phone are among some of the benefits. But one perk is what makes Snap one of the companies with the best benefits. It pays up to $40,000 for fertility treatments and up to $80,000 toward surrogate birth.

Next: Student loan assistance has nothing on this.

13. Starbucks

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Starbucks covers employees’ college tuition as one of the benefits. | Gianluigi Guercia/ Stringer/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Paying for college
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.8
  • Headquarters: Seattle

Remember how we mentioned Fidelity gives you $10,000 to repay your student loans? Well, Starbucks does even better. According to Reader’s Digest, the company pays for your tuition. There are some caveats — courses have to be online and you have to attend Arizona State — but with this awesome perk, Starbucks is definitely one of the companies with the best benefits in America.

Next: Setting you up for your first day in the office.

14. Umpqua Bank

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Umpqua Bank gives incoming employees $500 to spruce up their wardrobes. | yuriyzhuravov/iStock/Getty Images

  • Unique perk: Clothing reimbursement
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.1
  • Headquarters: Portland, Ore.

Sprucing up your wardrobe when you get a new job is a costly chore. Umpqua Bank is here to help. While Chanel dresses and Armani suits are out of the question, the company gives you a $500 advance toward new clothes before your first day in the office.

Next: Don’t worry, mobsters aren’t out to get you.

15. Zappos

shoes

Zappos’ nap room makes it one of the companies with the best benefits. | Zappos

  • Unique perk: Sleeping with the fishes
  • Glassdoor rating: 3.9
  • Headquarters: Las Vegas

Zappos lets you sleep with the fishes, but without the organized crime connotations. The company has a break room where you can nap in comfy recliners situated under a custom-designed aquarium. So a company that specializes in selling footwear encourages its employees to put their feet up.

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