23 comments

  • Brian A.Brian A., over 4 years ago

    1. Money They say money doesn't buy happiness... I kind of agree, but a decent salary will always be #1 for me. Doesn't matter how cool the job is or how many other perks there are if you're struggling to pay the bills.

    2. Health Insurance For us Americans, insurance premiums are often a little ridiculous. Getting even some of the premium paid by an employer is a huge help.

    3. Semi-flexible schedule I don't mind having to be at an office every day, but being able to have a flexible day-to-day schedule is a necessity. Unfortunately, not all business can be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays, so being able to do what I need to during the week without getting the stink eye or told I have to put in extra ass time at my desk is great.

    21 points
  • Jerome Arfouche, over 4 years ago

    I worked at a company where they had bike racks in the back and showers to encourage people to bike to work. I know some places that refund public transit passes.

    I'd love a conference/training/book budget too.

    8 points
  • Zach TaylorZach Taylor, over 4 years ago
    1. Salary
    2. 401k w/ employer matching
    3. Flexible schedule (work an extra hour every day, get every 2nd friday off, that kind of thing)
    4. Free water and coffee

    I want my career to increase my freedom, which means financial stability and a flexible schedule.

    4 points
  • Aaron WhiteAaron White, over 4 years ago
    • Salary
    • 401K w/ Match
    • Equipment
    • Flexible Schedule
    • Standing Desk/Ergonomic workstations
    • Drinks & Snacks (especially fresh fruit)
    • Decent amount of Vacation
    • Amazing Co-Workers
    • Regular team building activities
    3 points
  • Matt SoriaMatt Soria, over 4 years ago

    At our studio we hired a fitness professional as our office manager and wrapped a three-times-a-week morning workout, and daily in-house (mostly) healthy lunches into her position (on days she leads workouts in the morning she leaves an hour early), and while I thought it sounded cool at the beginning I had no idea how much I would come to love and appreciate it! Working out with a few co-workers in the morning before work has been a great way to bond on struggling, as well as making employee health a priority. The lunches have done the same thing — I never have to worry about what to bring to lunch, I'm not eating out crappy food every day (and spending a ton on it), and we all sort of bond on eating the same meal with each other every day! Granted, we can only get away with doing this because we're a really small studio — about 10 people, but I've really come to love it!

    2 points
  • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, over 4 years ago

    Free books via Amazon. Seen that at a few companies – such a great way to promote self-improvement.

    2 points
  • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, over 4 years ago

    No meeting time/days, by far. Let me WFH sometimes.

    2 points
  • Oz ChenOz Chen, over 4 years ago

    Having a "no meeting" day is crucial (some Facebook teams do this) and option to work from home occasionally (once a week) are huge perks.

    This helps employees actually get their work done instead of being slammed by meetings 24/7. Meeting burnout is real :(

    2 points
  • Keaton TaylorKeaton Taylor, over 4 years ago

    Flexible Schedule and Remote work at least 2/5 of the week.

    Some kind of health/life insurance help - not just a general post-tax stipend.

    401k even without much matching is important to have available.

    1 point
  • Tori ZTori Z, over 4 years ago

    I'm still a student so haven't really worked as a full-time employee yet. From my internship experience, the best job perks are learning opportunities (design conferences etc.) and a dog-friendly working environment (it makes everyone having a good mood XD)

    1 point
    • Ewen McCahonEwen McCahon, over 4 years ago

      I've never experienced a pet-friendly workplace, how does it work? Is there a designated area for pets or do they wander around freely? :-)

      0 points
      • Tori ZTori Z, over 4 years ago

        They just running around freely :P However, all the dogs are well trained. They don't really bark.

        1 point
  • Andrew Bonventre, over 4 years ago
    • An office with a door I can close when I need to focus.
    • A common area I walk through regularly that encourages random interactions with people in the company.
    1 point
  • Sarper Erel, over 4 years ago

    (Writing from an European country so health insurance and vacation days don't apply as much as it does in the US)

    • Equipment
    • Basic Subscriptions + Work related expenses
    • Free lunch + snacks
    • Facilitation on my personal development
    0 points
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Experienced colleagues who share common goals.

    Health insurance is key.

    Free lunch once or twice a week.

    "Take time when you need it" policy (management must be truly supportive of this and demonstrate they use it in a way they'd expect you to).

    0 points
  • Bardan Gauchan, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )
    • Like most people here, a good salary is crucial. I want to be paid what I'm worth.

    • Flexibility in terms of office hours and working from home.

    • Free lunch would be nice. I hate having to think about what to cook, having all ingredients, and then having the time to cook it. Especially since I try to eat healthy.

    • Anything else like free transit/gym/conference passes would be cherry on top. (I didn't put down on health insurance because I feel like that shouldn't be even up for discussion. Not working for a company without it.)

    0 points
  • Julie RobertsJulie Roberts, over 4 years ago

    401k (with matching = double plus bonus), health insurance, ability to set up an ergonomic workspace (chair selection, standing option, etc)

    0 points
  • Jesse PociskJesse Pocisk, over 4 years ago

    Flexible schedules and work from home opportunities - by far. Would be more then willing to sacrifice salary for freedom and flexibility, and not feel physically chained to a desk. A lot of the goofier perks that companies are coming up with these days are completely unappealing to me.

    0 points
  • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, over 4 years ago

    Book / training / conference budget

    0 points
  • Ewen McCahonEwen McCahon, over 4 years ago

    1. Amenities I like working with a cup of tea or orange juice or something along those lines, maybe even biscuits and other simple supplies. Not having to leave the office for tea/coffee is amazing and I'd definitely think twice if my next job didn't offer this.

    2. Flexible Schedule Shit happens, its amazingly convenient for me to be able to come in a few hours late and work a few hours late without sending up alarms. This is an important one as well.

    3. Not an open floorplan Whilst not a dealbreaker, I'd think very hard about any job offer where I didn't have at least some form of private work space. I need somewhere I can leave my laptop and bags even overnight knowing with relative confidence that they'll be there tomorrow. Having to pack everything up at the end of the day is a hassle I could do without.

    4. Parking In Sydney, driving/riding to work is a pain in the a$%. Parking costs an arm and a leg and it is often not in a convenient location. I ride a motorbike in and park next to a garden so at least I'm spared the $40 or more a day for paid parking but having a car-park would be optimal.

    There are many more but these are a few of my main thoughts when considering a role.

    0 points