And you were grateful for the free coffee at your office.
For tech giants such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, free meals, bring-your-pet-to-work days and office happy hours are so commonplace that they barely even register as job perks. Enterprising startups have hopped on the quirky-benefits bandwagon, too, in an effort to entice the best and brightest to their HQs.
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Since competitive compensation, medical benefits and 401(k)s are mostly givens in the expanding technology job market, these companies reel in their rising stars with practical benefits such as childcare, laundry services and free meals, plus off-the-wall perks like gaming centers, on-site fitness centers and unlimited vacation days.