San Francisco, home of startups, and mega-corporations like Google and Facebook, is also birthplace to the creative benefits package. From flexible vacation policies to in-office vending machines, San Francisco companies knows how to appeal to a millennial workforce, and stay competitive in a field where salary is no longer king. Here are the top five best places to work in San Francisco:
Location: 1455 Market Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94103
Employees: 1,000 – 5,000+
What they do: Square is a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company. Probably best recognized by their small, white square that can attach to your phone and be used to swipe credit cards.
What makes them awesome: Founded and currently run by enigmatic CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Square’s company culture mimics the best of Silicon Valley’s tech giants. Employees enjoy onsite massages, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and personal training. They also receive full, covered health care including dental, a flexible vacation policy, three free meals a day and a coffee bar, extended paternity and maternity leave, work from home options, a gym subsidy and an office to rival any office in San Francisco.
Location: One Market Suite 300. San Francisco, CA 94105
What they do: Salesforce is a cloud-based customer relationship management solution used by businesses to increase sales, generate leads, and improve customer service.
What makes them awesome: So, yes, Salesforce is big. With over 19,000 employees they have the money to offer awesome perks, but it also shows how growing companies can offer scalable and sustainable benefits. Employees of Salesforce enjoy seven days off per year to volunteer, a $1,000 grant to any nonprofit for completing your seven days, nonprofit donations matched up to $5,000 a year, and organized volunteer trips around the world. Employees also have access to an on-site fitness center and massages, $100 wellness reimbursement per month, treadmill desks, discounted gym memberships, meal reimbursement for new parents, 24/7 back-up care for loved ones, and 24-hour emergency travel assistance. On top of all that employees also have free snacks and drinks, a game room, a dog-friendly office, trips, concerts, and events, education reimbursement up to $5,000 a year, and one-on-one career coaching sessions.
Location: 1 Beach St. Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94133
What they do: Zozi is an online booking software for tour and activity-based businesses.
What makes them awesome: Though smaller in size, Zozi offers big benefits to its employees. Employees enjoy lunchtime patio yoga, $400 per quarter in “Zozi credits” to book travel or buy discounted gear, $1,000 dollars per year for professional development, and a company running club. They also received monthly cell phones, a paid gym membership, a dog-friendly office, healthy snacks, on-site massages, great health benefits, and a spacious office in the center of the city.
Location: 1550 Bryant St #800, San Francisco, CA 94103
What they do: Asana is a communication app that provides an easy-to-use platform for employees to track, share, and complete work.
What makes them awesome: Founded in 2008 by former Facebook co-founder, Dustin Moskovitz, Asana’s benefits package keeps them competitive in the hiring market. With free life and executive coaching, mentorship programs, three free nutritious meals a day, on-site yoga classes every day, and free gym memberships Asana takes care of its employees. They also enjoy 100% covered insurance premiums, extended parental leave, flexible vacation time, commuter benefits, Uber credits, customized workstations, and a killer culture.
Location: 405 Howard Street, Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94105
What they do: FitBit produces activity trackers, wireless-enabled devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, calories eaten, sleep cycles and more.
What makes them awesome: Employees enjoy free on-site wellness classes, like Zumba, delicious and healthy free snacks, happy hour on Fridays, team outings and holiday parties, hack nights, which encourage employees to use creativity to build their workspace or a new products, catered lunches, treadmill desks and running groups, and a fitness-friendly office space.
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