The companies with the best employee benefits and perks

By Jose Sepulveda, Buzz60

Keeping employees happy is essential to productivity. Many companies think casual Fridays and monthly pizza parties are perks

They're not.

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10. Cadence Design Systems
Median Total Compensation: $150,010
Median Base Salary: $140,000
Industry: Technology

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9. Guidewire 
Median Total Compensation: $150,020
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Technology

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8. Boston Consulting Group 
Median Total Compensation: $150,020
Median Base Salary: $147,000 
Industry: Consulting

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7. Amazon Lab126
Median Total Compensation: $150,100
Median Base Salary: $138,700 
Industry: Technology

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6. VMware
Median Total Compensation: $152,133
Median Base Salary: $130,000 
Industry: Technology

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4. McKinsey & Company
Median Total Compensation: $155,000
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Consulting 

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3. Juniper Networks
Median Total Compensation: $157,000
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Technology

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2. Strategy&
Median Total Compensation: $160,000
Median Base Salary: $147,000 
Industry: Consulting 

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1. A.T. Kearney
Median Total Compensation: $167,534
Median Base Salary: $143,620
Industry: Consulting

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57% of job seekers count perks among their top considerations before taking a new job.

Jobs website Glassdoor released a list of 20 companies that go above and beyond

Here are some that caught our eye:

Bain & Company holds an annual "Bain World Cup" tournament, open to all employees from all over the world.

Goldman Sachs has offered coverage for gender reassignment surgery since 2008.

Scripps Health offers pet health insurance for cats and dogs.

Starbucks provides full tuition reimbursement for an online bachelor's degree program through Arizona State University and now they are offering free legal advice to employees affected by President Trump's travel ban.

Microsoft offers a $800 "StayFit" reimbursement program to cover gym memberships and fitness programs.

Genentech offers amenities, including car washes, haircuts, childcare center, mobile spa and dentist.

Timberland employees can take up to 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer.

Does a pay raise count for a perk anymore?

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