5 companies offering unique staff perks
Most companies have a benefit scheme for their employees, which can include anything from free gym memberships, subsidised travel passes, and discounted products. But some companies go the extra mile by adding a few unique benefits that you definitely can’t get everywhere. We rounded up five companies offering great, unusual, or unique benefits to their workers.
With Scottish craft-beer company BrewDog, it doesn’t matter if your baby is human or not. Their ‘pawternity’ leave gives workers a week of paid leave if they adopt a puppy or rescue dog, to allow them to settle in to their new home. BrewDog also let workers bring their pets to work with them!
The Phoenix Partnership (TPP) is a software company based in Leeds. They develop and supply clinical software including SystmOne, which currently holds over 44 million patient records in the UK.
It’s clear that these guys are big foodies, as they have some great food-themed benefits for their workers, including free bacon sandwiches on a Friday morning, free fruit, and a £200 birthday meal allowance! They also offer a free bar tab at the local pub on a Friday – cheers to that.
If you get tired of an office environment, online comparison site Money.co.uk may be the employer for you. The company recently renovated a 10,000-square foot Victorian castle, which has a variety of themed rooms, including a Star Wars-themed cinema! Staff also have access to an arcade machine, pool table, table football, a PlayStation 4, and a gym, so there’s no chance of getting bored on their break.
Google is renowned for it’s unique benefits, including free meals and snacks in the office, including breakfast, lunch and tea. There is also free beer and wine on Fridays!
If you fancy relocating to the US, Google employees in Mountain View and New York City have an on-site gym, and in San Francisco and Mountain View, workers are allowed to bring their pets to the office.
If you join nucleargraduates, you’ll get a £1000 ‘Golden Hello’ as a thank you, as well as an individual budget for food, travel expenses, and training schemes. The company will also pay for you to join professional institutions, attend conferences abroad and in the UK, and if you choose to do a secondment abroad, you can claim back on some living expenses and travel.