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Technocrati
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3/15/2015 | 7:09:42 PM
Perks ? Is Money Not Enough ?

Amazing what these companies are doing to whoo talent and keep them.   Call me crazy, but whatever happen to the value of lots of money ?

 

It still works for me.

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Technocrati,
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3/15/2015 | 7:13:07 PM
I Need My Health Care.

I really like the month paid vacation concept, but then I noticed it was from a healthcare tech firm. 

 

Well, if you are working in HealthCare Tech, then you will need a month long vacation at least and the least they could do is pay for it.

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Technocrati,
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3/15/2015 | 7:17:06 PM
The Ultimate Perk

"....If you could have any job perk, what would it be? "

 

Besides the much better than average compensation, I would love the freedom to work from home.  

Nothing  better than having a choice as to whether I am going in today or not. 

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3/15/2015 | 10:08:56 PM
Re: The Ultimate Perk
The ability to work remotely is definitely convenient, even if only for those days when the weather is terrible or you have an appointment close to home during the day. I'm noticing that that kind of flexibility is becoming more popular; many people I know have the option to work from home at least once a week if they want/need to. 
Kelly22
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3/15/2015 | 10:17:13 PM
Re: Perks ? Is Money Not Enough ?
I think for most people, a higher salary is enough to lure them from one company to another. But when we're talking top tech positions, some peoples' skills are in such high demand that they can earn a good living no matter where they work. If two companies are offering high salaries but one also offers catered lunches/dinners, that one suddenly becomes more appealing 
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3/16/2015 | 8:10:10 AM
Clean My House, Please
When I thought about your question, which perk would I like the most, free house cleaning was the first thing that popped into my head, so I was delighted to see that the folks at Evernote have built this into their perks.

I also would LOVE to work at the Epic campus, Treehouses are infinitely cool.

For the most part, though, as you rightly note, a lot of these perks seem designed to appeal to those who never have time to leave the "campus.: That's why I'm most impressed by the companies that are incentivizing workers to take their vacation time. That's a true productivity enhancer that far to many of us (myself included) find too many excuses to overlook. It never seems like the right time to take vacaton time...and even when we do, we never really disconnect.

So in addition to, or even in lieiu of the financail incentive for vacations, it would be nice for companies to figure out how to truly help their employees unplug by having enough staff to truly cover another person's work while they are out of the office.

 
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3/16/2015 | 10:31:25 AM
Re: The Ultimate Perk
Definitely working from home. I can roam about, open the fridge as many times I want, tease my siblings, take a nap and get back to work after refreshing my self. In my case I think I am more productive while working at home. There should be some days of the week in which we should have the liberty to work from home.
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3/16/2015 | 10:35:17 AM
Dress code
I have to go to office suited booted daily and I hate it. Greatest perk for me would be to have the liberty to go to office in my favorite jeans. I don't know what good does it do to my job if I go suited booted. I feel more comfortable in casual wear. 
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3/16/2015 | 12:58:45 PM
Re: The Ultimate Perk
Working from home is one part, totally flexible hours (other than occasional online meetings) is the other. I slept in until 10? No worries. I woke up in the middle of the night with the solution? Great, get to work!

That kind of flexibility is really hard to find though. Most employers still have that mentality where they expect folks at their desks 8 to 5.
Ariella
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3/16/2015 | 2:02:00 PM
Re: Dress code
@[email protected] casual dress is fairly common today, though I recall a few years ago a tie (though not a full suit) was required dress for IT at a major bank.
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