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Why Working at These Companies is Better Than a Holiday

Many of us spend the week looking forward to the weekend just to have a break from the monotony of office life, but some companies go out of their way to ensure that employees not only feel like coming to work, but that when they do it’s almost better than a holiday.

Google

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Google has been ranked at number one of the hottest places to work at for years not only because of the company mission statement and culture, but because of the immense perks that come with a job there.

They’ve got bowling alleys, game and Zen rooms, beauty treatments, outdoor meeting spots, lounges and a multitude of cafes and well stocked pantry’s at every campus. The working hours are also flexible and cater to the different needs and creative flows of each staff member.

Boston consulting group

One of the main reasons why this company is a dream to work at is because management painstakingly spends time and effort finding the right person for the job each and every time they hire. They are said to spend almost 100 hours on an interview process as well as thousands of dollars, all ensuring that the best person is chosen for the job. Once the ideal candidate is hired, they are said to earn just over a million dollars a year.

Facebook

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Besides the fact that this global brand has entered the lives and computers of almost everyone on the planet, the young company has a culture and atmosphere that is raved about by employees and the fun and creative environment aims to stimulate great ideas by encouraging people to relax instead of stressing them out. There are gyms on the premises, loads of free food from various cafes, shuttles to and from work for all employees and flexible working hours.

Recreational Equipment

recreational equipment inc store

This retailer is said to be one of the coolest companies to work for in its state. Selling adventure gear and equipment, the culture is centred on a fun filled and adventurous atmosphere that caters to outdoor loving people. With that in mind, the company encourages and allows staff members to take sabbaticals, use equipment for free and receive exceptional discounts on merchandise.

Zappos.com

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Said to be one of the most fun companies to work at, this company was bought by Amazon.com but still retains its colourful and eccentric culture. Employees are encouraged to pitch new business ideas and to join the spontaneous yoga classes which happen occasionally – dubbed ‘laughter yoga’.

These are just a handful of companies that, when it comes to employee satisfaction, set the bar high.

About the Author: For more great companies to work for or if you just looking for a job in Port Elizabeth, have a look at Jobvine.co.za

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