These ten companies go above and beyond when it comes to perks and benefits for employees.
Boston is a great start-up city. With so many opportunities available, you have the chance to find a company that offers so much more than just a salary. Many Boston companies offer generous health benefits, retirement savings, and parental leave policies. Some companies will even offer health insurance for your pet and cover your gym membership, among other cool perks.
Major perks and benefits at Drift include 401(k) matching, catered lunch every day, and beer on tap. After working at Drift for three years, Drift employees are eligible for a paid month-long sabbatical.
On the quirkier side, the company offers a Drift Book Club. Drift has a long list of books, and all employees can order any book for free. Books are available in both paper and Kindle versions, and will be delivered straight to your desk. You can also find books all over the offices, making Drift a great place to work for readers and learners.
ProfitWell is a great fit for sales professionals who want to enjoy work-life balance. The company offers unlimited vacation days, generous work-from-home options, and family medical leave.
Employees also receive commuter benefits, a 401(k), and company equity as part of the compensation package. The company’s health plan is comprehensive, including vision and dental care.
On the fun side, ProfitWell offers a stocked kitchen, happy hours, and regular company outings. Offices are pet-friendly.
Flexible work options are a priority at Circle. The company offers a flexible work schedule and remote work program. In addition, there’s generous parental leave, family medical leave, paid sick days, and paid vacation days.
Circle doesn’t shirk when it comes to health insurance. In addition to health, vision, and dental, Circle provides a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Life insurance is also available. For the duration of employment at Circle, the company offers group-term life insurance. Payout is equivalent to the employee’s annual salary.
Other perks include commuter benefits, fitness subsidies, and a $200 a month lunch subsidy. Employees can enjoy happy hours, company outings, and recreational clubs. The company pays $150 a month towards employee cell phone bill, and a free cell phone upgrade every eighteen months.
Slalom is also dedicated to offering flexible work options for employees. Flexible schedules are available to everyone, in addition to paid holidays and generous PTO. Parental leave and family medical leave are also available. The company also offers adoption assistance.
For retirement, Slalom provides both a 401(k) and 401(k) matching. Health benefits include comprehensive coverage, FSA, and disability insurance. There is an onsite gym for health improvement.
The offices also feature a game room. Some meals are provided, and there’s always beer on tap. Slalom enables employees to keep transportation costs low with commuter benefits and parking. Once a year, employees get the chance to leave Boston altogether with an annual retreat getaway.
Fuze offers its employees an incredibly comprehensive array of benefits. A partial list: health insurance including vision and dental, life insurance, and disability insurance. They even offer health insurance for your pet!
Employees enjoy discounts on membership at select gyms in the Boston area. Fuze has a program for remote work as well as flexible work schedule options. Holidays and sick days are fully paid, and the company will reimburse up to $2,000 in tuition expenses.
In addition to beer on tap, Fuze also provides cold brew coffee, iced tea, and kombucha. Its commuter benefits cover parking, MBTA, and bike share memberships. Happy hours take place every Thursday.
As a company in the medtech space, MedTouch offers excellent health benefits, including vision, dental, and FSA. Life insurance, disability insurance, and even pet insurance is also provided. The company’s commitment to employee health is exceptional; MedTouch subsidizes fitness expenses and offers treadmill desks.
MedTouch is also family-friendly. In addition to PTO, parental leave and family medical leave, the company offers adoption assistance.
Boston offices are located right in the heart of Assembly Row, and employees enjoy discounts at a number of surrounding shops and restaurants.
7. Panorama Education
Panorama employees enjoy a full range of health benefits—vision, dental, and two different kinds of FSA. The company offers disability and life insurance and will reimburse up to $50 of employees’ monthly gym membership. Retirement benefits include 401(k) matching.
At the office, Panorama provides a fully stocked kitchen and daily meals. But it really shines with its summertime events. Every year, the company hosts an End of School Year Party, Decathalon, and pig roast.
In addition to comprehensive health coverage for humans, BookBub also offers pet insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. The company subsidizes fitness and commuting expenses.
Work-related outings are a regular occurrence at BookBlub. Employees can participate in game nights, happy hours, sports clubs, and (of course) a book club. There’s an annual summer retreat. Last year’s destination: Cape Cod.
9. Rogue Wave Software
Rogue Wave Software has comprehensive health benefits, with FSA, vision, and dental. Exercise enthusiasts enjoy an on-site gym. Retirement benefits include 401(k) matching. The company offers paid sick days, holidays, and volunteer time.
The offices offer a stocked kitchen, game room, and some paid meals. At the beginning of summer, the Boston team enjoys a day out at one of the Boston Harbor Islands. In true Boston fashion, the day includes a clambake and plenty of lobster.
But it’s not just the seafood that sets Rogue Wave apart. The company offers reimbursement for tuition, job training, and conferences.
Compass offers remarkably comprehensive health benefits. In addition to covering 100% of healthcare costs (including vision and dental), the company reimburses for $85 a month of fitness expenses and up to $10,000 in fertility treatment expenses.
The company offers generous parental leave policy. Its maternity support program includes a digital concierge that guides new parents through the entire process of pregnancy, birth, and return to work.
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