Perks of the job?

When deciding where to work, salaries and working hours are not the only thing to take into consideration; so many large and small companies are now offering their staff perks that can make the overall working package extremely enticing…

We have had a look into ‘perks’ that companies around the UK offer their staff…

Virgin Holidays offer their permanent employees 7 free flights a year to a wide range of glamorous global destinations which they say is more than enough to satisfy even the most extreme wanderlust! Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, there are a range of other role-specific benefits including: pension plan, private medical plan, life assurance, child care vouchers and holiday purchase.

Marks & Spencer gives 20% discount on all in-store and online purchases – what’s more, they give a partner or family member who permanently lives with you the discount too!

The list of perks when working for is endless! Fancy a £200 attendance bonus just in time for Christmas?  Or how about a corporate gym membership? Free snacks? – help yourselves!

Tescos, Sainsburys and Iceland, along with many other food retailers, offer staff a 10% discount – a great saving on your weekly shop!

Holiday Extras in Folkstone have massage therapists come in to give free shoulder and head massages! And Well Being weeks to energise with free fruit, cereal bars, smoothies, yoga, relaxation classes, walks, massages, lunch buffets… the list goes on.

The staff at London’s Allen & Overy have an on-site doctor’s surgery, as well as an onsite gym and generous private medical scheme – a healthy worker is a happy worker…

At BrewDog they not only offer staff enhanced maternity and paternity pay packages, they also offer what they call Pawternity; take on a new dog (either puppy or a rescue dog) have a week away from work to start that lifetime’s bond! They also allow dogs in their offices so they’ll never be too far away…

Coffee fans will be pleased to learn that when working at Starbucks you can receive a free bag of whole bean coffee every week!

Arcadia staff can enjoy sample sales, a 25% staff discount, early finish summer Fridays and a £100 gift voucher when you join.


We think many of these perks are far more suitable and usable than the slight possibility of a annual bonus, what do you think? We would love to hear what perks your job offers – over to you Mojomums….


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