Building the best benefits package for your small business is a like a puzzle. You piece together unique and attractive benefits that ultimately help you attract and keep the best employees in the industry. You see payback on your investment. Employees love to work for you. You become a coveted Employer of Choice.
These ten small and medium companies, featured in glassdoor.com’s new report Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (2015), have done just that.
So, to give you some practical ideas for designing a benefits package, here’s a look at the top ten small and medium companies to work for - according to the employees who work for them.
1. Motley Fool
Motley Fool (Alexandria, VA) earns the top spot among employees for their excellent benefits of unlimited vacation, treadmill desks, free books, a top-notch culture, and upward mobility.
2. Fast Enterprises
Fast Enterprises (Denver, CO) is known for their great benefits including a work hard / play hard culture and opportunities to see different parts of the country and world.
3. Evolent Health
Employees say Evolent Health (Arlington, VA) is a great place to work because of great values and a culture of teamwork.
4. Intacct Corporation
Intacct Corporation (San Jose, CA) has employees boasting about their robust products, advancement opportunities, catered food, and good work/life balance.
TubeMogul (Emeryville, CA) is known for their work hard / play hard culture, excellent training program, and leadership team.
6. Instart Logic
Employees say Instart Logic (Palo Alto, CA) is led by an intelligent senior staff, innovative product, and a collaborative work environment. Instart Logic offers flexible working hours, no vacation policy, catered lunches, and a stocked kitchen.
At Quantcast (San Francisco, CA), employees say brand pride, fun events, beer cart Fridays, healthy snacks, scooter races, and one-on-one time with leadership are big perks of employment.
Quirky (New York, NY) is a fast-paced environment with a unique business model and an emphasis on growth. Employees enjoy perks such as complimentary food, amazing office space, spending stipends, unlimited vacation, and blackout weeks.
Employees say Spiceworks (Austin, TX) is a great place to work because employees are trusted and valued. Spiceworks offers a full benefits package, discounted gym membership, a cool workplace, stocked pantry, onsite fitness classes, and a casual dress code.
At Faithlife (Bellingham, WA), employees say there is a startup feel, emphasis on technology, and progressive management style. Employees enjoy perks such as a benefits package, flexible work schedules, and unlimited vacation.
Looking for more inspiration? To see the full report of the 50 best small and medium companies to work for, see glassdoor.com’s report.
Building the best employee benefits doesn't need to take a lot of resources. What stands out to me about this list is that many of the perks and benefits employees want don’t cost a lot. Done intentionally and strategically, small and medium businesses can compete with larger corporations and be seen as an Employer of Choice.
What stands out to you?