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03-03-2006, 04:13 AM
Just wondering, what kinds of cool things does your employer do for their employees, that is sort of "out of the ordinary?"
What brought this up?
We had a staff meeting today, and I found out a lot of cool things that the employer that I work for is going to do for us this year. Besides all the ordinary types of things (reimbursement for eye exams, medical benefits, etc.) there are some really cool things that they are putting into effect for us this year. I was quite excited!!!
Starting in April, they are having a "Wellness Program." Which, they will reimburse you for any exercise equipment that you might want to buy, or joining fees to a gym, up to $200.00 per year. Which I thought was quite cool.
There were SOOO many other things that they are doing for us, that I can't even explain all of them here. . .the Wellness Program was just the one that kind of stood out to me. :)
We're always complaining about what the employers DON'T do for us. . .(I'm guilty of it too. . .especially at my last job. . .they were @-holes. . .I haven't had to complain about the new place yet though! :D :D :D :D) So tell us some good things that they do for you!!! :)
03-03-2006, 01:21 PM
Oh and they also do the wellness thing with gym memberships... And I don't know what else yet. He's only been there 2 months or so and I'm sure we'll find out more over the next few months/years :)
Same here. . .TODAY is my two month mark . . . So I'm sure I will also find out more and more about the company! :)
03-03-2006, 01:49 PM
Mine is great! I work for a Chiropracter and him and his wife are my boses. I don't have benefits (they just opened up the palce) but I'm not worried since Im covered under my FH's.
But the best thing they do for me, is thank me and appreciate the work I do for them. I didn't get that at my past employer and after 5 years there I became a really negative person since the environment was too! Now that I am here I love it!
03-03-2006, 02:09 PM
Well so far since I have been here (less than a year) found out the following:
-education reimbursement (don't know what the max is though). We have a gym on site so don't have to worry about the membership dues or anything like that. The other thing I like is we have a coffee/hot chocolate machine that is free. I love it during the winter. I drink the hot chocolate, or just make myself a cup of tea (dispenses really really hot water as well).
Our new CEO likes to do lunch every 3 months with the finacial team (I am part of this). They provide pizza and salad for us. There are also mornings like today where people came around and told us there was bagels, muffins & croisants in the kitchen for everyone on the floor. Really nice.
I was talking to a co-worker about the environment around here and how it is so nice and calm. My last job I had to be put on prescription medication for migranes because I was so stressed out that my migranes became severe. I think I have had 2 since I started here.
Oh another thing they are starting is onsite training and classes to help keep everyone up to date and help those of us that may need the additional training and education.
03-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Oh yeah. . .they have the education reimbursement thing here too! :) It has to be something that will benefit the firm though, of course. Like my paralegal studies courses.
SURRRRRRE, now that I'm on my last semester, I find somewhere that will pay for my schooling. haha
BUT HEY, at least one semester is being paid for! Which just so happens to be the first semester I have had to pay for anyway (parents used to pay). I felt weird asking for money for classes after already being married! haha :)
They pay for 1/2 up front. Afterwards, if you receive a B or higher they will pay for the other 1/2 AND books! :D
03-09-2006, 01:45 PM
I have been with this company for over 2 years. Its a laid back office and so just not having to dress up is enough for me lol.. but my boss told me the other day that whenever I have my baby (not preggy YET.. TTC though) that the baby can come to work with me so I won't have to find a sitter. We are going to set one of the back offices up like a little nursery!!
03-09-2006, 01:48 PM
that the baby can come to work with me so I won't have to find a sitter. We are going to set one of the back offices up like a little nursery!!
WOW, that is pretty cool!!!
How nice that would be to not have to pay a sitter! :D
03-15-2006, 03:20 AM
I can't take my baby to work but they do pay sick days when she is sick and I have to stay home. We also get profit shring which is a nice bonus.
04-13-2007, 03:08 PM
I'm stuffed. We just had a HUGE breakfast because. . .
Come help celebrate Greensfelder's second place win in the Business Journal's Best Places to Work competition with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Closing Room and in Belleville. Winners of the IPOD drawing will also be announced before the end of the day.
YAY. . .I work in a good place. haha
04-13-2007, 05:43 PM
Our office now has a fitness center IN it!! It's ours, no fees and we can use it whenever we want to. That's defintiely a good perk! :)
04-13-2007, 06:53 PM
Besides the insurance and paid sick/holiday time, my bosses treat their employees real well. I have 4 co-owner/bosses, so the good times are good, but the bad times aren't so great. If you mess up, you have to hear it 4 times! Aw well. They give us bonuses a couple times a year (Average around $300-500), gift cerificates, buy us lunches, and love to buy us Cruisin Coffee drinks once a month. Around the holidays, they let us leave ealry WITH pay and even give us an extra couple days off (paid) for christmas and New Years.
Not to mention, since I work at a mortgage company, that all our lenders bring us goodies and lunch ALL the time. It's been hard trying to stick to a healthy diet around here. :)
Plus I just got a raise this week!!! I feel real fortunate to have this job.
04-13-2007, 07:05 PM
Well I'm really fortunate that my company feeds us like maybe 2 or 3 times a week almost every week. We also have pretty nice benefits and a lot of paid time off. I've never had a job like this before, so I'm just soaking it all in.
04-14-2007, 03:46 AM
well I work for a chemical company so they are pretty much set in their ways, but since it's based in France, we have a kick-ass vacation policy. In France, everyone goes on holiday for 1 month from July-Aug mainly because noone would be at work since its like an unofficial national holiday but i think its because they dont have AC. Anyways I get 1 month vacation a year as well :) Oh and we have summer hours so you work an extra hour and get Fridays off. Gotta love that. Plus usual merit raises and bonuses.
04-15-2007, 10:16 PM
My job reimburses fess and stuff up to $240 per year and we also have a 'wellness day' they give us a day off paid to go to the doctor. I love my company.
04-15-2007, 10:18 PM
My employer gives us "education money" per year so that we can attend nursing conferences all over the country and add to our professional portfolio.
Also, I hear the give bonuses sometime.
At Chad's work, they give their employees bonuses and also I have started planning a company golf tournament for Sept. this year. It shall be fun!
04-16-2007, 02:21 AM
Besides the usual vacation time, health insurance, education reimbursement, etc. my boss (my immediate supervisor) is probably one of the coolest bosses I've had. She is so laid back, flexible and understanding. She's lets all of us have time off when we need it, or if we need a certain schedule she gives it to us, no questions asked, and if we have to be late or leave early she lets us do that also. Well, to an extent, of course. ;)
The big bosses also buy all the employees lunch 4-5 times a month, and during Christmas we have a BIG Christmas party, they rent out a hall and have an open bar and all the drinks you can drink and food you can eat. They also give a turkey to each employee.
The perks of the job are great, I just wish the work didn't suck so much!! lol
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