6 Companies With The Strangest Perks

by InvestorPlace Staff | January 23, 2012 1:05 pm

Last week, we told you about FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For[1]. This week, it’s all about the perks. Sure, a nice salary will put food on the table and a roof over your head, but perks — like a company-issued iPad or frequent flier miles — will make the weekdays that much more enjoyable. While these particular perks aren’t what most people are expecting and may be considered odd or unusual by most companies’ standards, they sure beat complimentary coffee.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be foraging for lunch in the company garden.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[2])

Perk: In-house beautician with discounted brow shaping.


Perk: On-campus, $4 million fitness complex.


Perk: Mini-parade for the employee of the month.

Alston & Bird

Perk: On-site, subsidized Spanish classes.

Southern Ohio Medical Center

Perk: Eating lunch grown from the company garden.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Perk: Option for all employees to take off five years for dependent care reasons, with a good-faith return guarantee.

Visit CNN Money for the full list[4].

— Andrew Lander @andrewlander[5]

  1. FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For: https://investorplace.com/2012/01/100-best-companies-to-work-for-goog-ntap-cpt/
  2. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  3. NTAP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NTAP
  4. Visit CNN Money for the full list: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/pf/jobs/1201/gallery.best-companies-unusual-perks.fortune/
  5. @andrewlander: http://www.twitter.com/andrewlander

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