Companies like Google, Zappos and Goldman Sachs are famous for the work they do AND for the way they treat their employees. From state-of-the-art gyms to free lunches and great healthcare programs, the 10 companies below are the cream of the crop when it comes to choosing a place to work! And don’t worry collegiettes™, we’re getting this list to you just in the nick of time—instead of just spending the entirety of your Christmas break on the couch watching Friendsreruns, apply for internships and jobs at these companies while you watch (hey, who said multitasking wasn’t an art?)!
On Glassdoor a website that compiles anonymous employer reviews, a Google employee wrote that they were very satisfied with their experience with the company: "Coming from a startup background, Google provides amazing opportunities for working in small, focused teams on influential products,” they reported. And they’re spot on—Google wins when it comes to treating its employees right! Although Google may be a huge company, it still attempts to operate more like a small business and according to the Google website, “Google is not a conventional company, and we don’t intend to become one.” Employees enjoy free food in a state-of-the-art cafeteria, a climbing wall, free laundry, free massages and a fast-paced work environment. Last year, every employee at Google received a 10 percent pay raise, and employees are also eligible to receive bonuses of $175 from their coworkers if their peers notice them doing something that they feel is worthy of a reward.
To apply for one of Google’s awesome internships or jobs, visit them online.
Zappos.com, an online shoe retailer located in Las Vegas, NV and Sheperdsville, KY, boasts a quirky and happy culture, free lunches, no-charge vending machines and a full-time life coach. Employees work under the guiding tenet of “creating fun and a little weirdness.” Employees also get great medical benefits, paid volunteer time off and a 40% discount on all Zappos products. Additionally, new employees are required to spend four weeks in the Zappos call center to learn customer service, and they are offered a $1,000 incentive to quit during the first week. That’s right, they bribe their new hires to leave—all because they figure that if someone values $1,000 more than a career at Zappos, they’re not the right person for the company.
To apply for a job or summer internship with Zappos, check out their website.