Strange but interesting employee perks around the world

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Examples of the most common employee perks an average employee can get are health insurance, medical leaves and gym memberships. It’s something that everyone expects, but they’re also necessary.

Most companies in Malaysia offer benefits such as fully stocked pantries, but other companies around the world are thinking out of the box. Here are some unique perks that exist in companies overseas that you can consider offering for your next job opening on Jobstreet:


According to Googlers, the current and former employees of Google, some of their favourite perks include free meals in the office and 12 weeks of paid leave for adoptive parents. However, the strangest benefits you can get while working in the tech giant are the death benefits. Here’s how it works: if a Googler dies, their surviving spouse continues to get half of the Googler’s salary for the next 10 years. Their children will also receive an additional $1,000 every month.


Also in North America, Facebook is another company that offers the strangest but beneficial perks for their employees. For example, Facebook employees have access to an arcade full of video games and can get a haircut at their on-site barber shop. Facebook also treats their interns well, as they offer them corporate housing at various cities for the length of their internship.


The founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, created the Let My People Go Surfing policy as he believes in giving his employees time to step out of the office. With this policy, employees can leave their desk to pick up a child from school or to go hiking at any time of the day. He believes it’s necessary to manage the storytelling process and get creative juices flowing for their products.

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Employees in Reebok have no excuse for not exercising when they’re working in the sports attire company. That’s because the company prioritises the health of their company and provides fitness classes at its on-site gym all day from 6AM to 6PM. Team building exercises such as yoga and hiking are also available.


Does any of these employee perks inspire you to come up with a unique benefit for your employees in your company? Attract potential employees with interesting perks when you post your job ads on