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    20 Companies that Raise the Bar on Job Perks

    Companies that recognize the value good employees bring to the table are often willing to provide more to attract the best talent. And employees appreciate it. According to Glassdoor.com, nearly 57 percent of people report benefits and perks as being among their top considerations before accepting a new job. In this slideshow, Glassdoor has identified 20 companies that go beyond perks like basic free food and gym membership.

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    Top 20 Job Benefits and Perks

    Click through for 20 companies that raise the bar and go beyond basic job perks, as identified by Glassdoor.com.

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    Netflix

    Netflix offers one year of paid maternity and paternity leave to new parents. They also allow parents to return part-time or full-time and take time off as needed throughout the year.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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    REI

    REI encourages its employees to get outside by offering two paid days off a year, called “Yay Days,” to enjoy their favorite outside activity. The company also provides an employee discount program for REI gear, special grants to meet personal outdoor challenges and tuition reimbursement.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

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    Salesforce

    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. The company also makes nonprofit donations up to $5,000 per year, organizes volunteer trips worldwide, offers an on-site fitness and massage center, provides sit-stand treadmill desks and 24/7 backup care for loved ones.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.5

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    Spotify

    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.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.2

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    World Wildlife Fund

    World Wildlife Fund employees take Friday off every other week, also known as “Panda Fridays” at the nonprofit. The company also provides childcare assistance and backup childcare, flexible working options, shuttle service and discounts for a variety of fitness clubs and retailers.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.5

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    Airbnb

    Airbnb gives its employees an annual stipend of $2,000 to travel and stay in an Airbnb listing anywhere in the world. The company also provides supported paid volunteer time, parental leave, daily meals and snacks, and a wellness program.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.6

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    PwC

    PwC offers its employees $1,200 per year for student loan debt reimbursement. The company also offers six weeks of paid time off for both mothers and fathers after the birth of a new child or placement of a child through adoption or foster care, up to $5,000 for adoption-related expenses, backup child care and professional development opportunities.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

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    Pinterest

    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.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.7

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    Burton

    Burton employees receive season ski passes and “snow days” to hit the slopes after a big snowfall. The company also provides product discounts, discounted lift tickets, free snowboarding lessons, department ride days and flexible Friday summer hours. Dogs are welcome at the office.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

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    Twilio

    Twilio offers employees a Kindle plus $30 a month to purchase books. The company also offers time off when you need it, travel and gym stipends, pre-tax commuter funds and catered meals.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

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    Twitter

    Twitter is well-known for providing perks such as three catered meals a day, but some lesser-known benefits include on-site acupuncture and improv classes.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.3

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    Accenture

    Accenture covers gender reassignment for their employees as part of their commitment to LGBTQ rights and diversity. The company also offers up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, backup child care, online educational resources, and an online wellness and fitness program.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

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    Walt Disney Company

    Walt Disney Company wants its employees to enjoy the “Happiest Place on Earth” as much as its visitors by offering free admission to its parks for employees, plus their friends and family, as well as discounts on hotels and merchandise. The company also provides adoption assistance programs, on-site child care centers, and merchandise discounts at Disney stores.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

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    Facebook

    Facebook provides $4,000 in “Baby Cash” to employees with a newborn. The company also provides life insurance and survivor support, support for family planning including adoption and surrogacy assistance, a wellness allowance to support healthy activities, and commuter support.

    Overall Benefits Rating : 4.7

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    Evernote

    Evernote hosts classes through “Evernote Academy,” which offers team-building courses like macaroon baking. The company also offers vacation stipends, catered meals, high tea, and athletic programs.

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    Epic Systems Corporation

    Epic Systems Corporation offers employees a paid four-week sabbatical to pursue their creative talents after five years at the company. If you go to a country you’ve never visited, the company helps cover the flight and hotel expenses for you and a guest.

    ­Overall Benefits Rating: 4.3

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    Adobe

    Adobe shuts down the entire company for one week in December and one week over the summer. The company also offers a sabbatical program that allows for 4, 5 or 6 additional weeks of paid time off after 5, 10, or 15 years of regular, continuous employment, adoption fee assistance, and backup childcare.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.6

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    Asana

    Asana employees have access to executive and life coaching services outside of the company. The company also covers 100 percent of insurance premiums, and offers generous parental leave, unlimited vacation time, commuter benefits and Uber credits.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.9

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    Zillow

    Zillow pays for employees who are traveling to ship their breast milk. The company also provides convertible desks, in-office yoga classes, $5,000 adoption fee assistance, and covers 80 percent of dependent insurance premiums.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.5

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    Google

    Google provides the surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee 50 percent of their salary for the next 10 years. The company also provides on-site physicians and nurses for convenient medical care, time off for new parents with some extra spending money to help welcome their new bundle of joy, and tuition reimbursement.

    Overall Benefits Rating: 4.6

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