Questions related to non-monetary compensation and 'perks' that are offered by many employers.

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What are some workplace perks/benefits which don't cost the company anything? [on hold]

My work is looking for some ideas of perks/benefits for employees that doesn't cost the company money. For example: flexible working hours, flexible lunch hours, working from home when possible etc. ...
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Negotiating Offers (Verbal Offers & General)

I have always wondered about this particular area of job hunting and never gave it any thought because I just took whatever came my way because I needed to move on, but with negotiating I essentially ...
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Senior employee negotiating more vacation time [closed]

I have worked for 17 years in a small company where I report directly to the president. He is the only employee above me. One other employee has been here as long as I have, and two others are within ...
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is my company taking advantage of me? need advice! [closed]

Have been at my job for 3.5 years, started as an intern doing 2 days a week doing minor tasks.(work in IT, support team). on a contract with NO job description or mention of penalty rates or leave of ...
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What are “summer hours” in the context of an employment benefit? [closed]

I came across a a job posting on Stack Overflow careers that lists "summer hours" as a benefit, and now I'm wondering what this actually is. What are "summer hours" in the context of an employment ...
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Can an insurance broker ask for fees a former employer forgot to without from final paycheck? [closed]

I live in the state of California. I amicably left an employer over 2 years ago and have just received a phone call from (presumably) the insurance broker of said employer informing me that medical ...
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Is it reasonable asking employer to drop employee benefit plan probation period?

I was contacted by an employer and succesfully passed their hiring process. So now we are negotiating on salary and terms. I am currently employed and have my employee benefits plan. I do not want to ...
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How can I ask for a different brand of hardware offered by my employer?

The employment perks state I get my own MacBook Pro (to work with) and iPhone, but I really dislike Apple hardware (not going to discuss Apple vs Brand X) and I simply work way better and much more ...
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Can Tuition Reimbursement impact your raise? [closed]

The company I work for recently added Tuition Reimbursement. When it was explained - asking us to think ahead so it can be put in the budget - we were told that using this benefit would decrease our ...
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What benefits can I ask from a company that wants to contract me abroad for six weeks? [closed]

I'm flying from one ME country to another ME country. I wanted to fly back on the weekends, as my family is here with me now. I also wanted hotel accommodation (they wanted to throw me in a villa they'...
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Probation period before receiving medical benefits

How common is it that a company has a probation period of 90 days before an employee can enroll in health benefits? I will be working for a startup. Is this a generally accepted principle depending ...
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How can I get my employer to stock a wider variety of tea?

The company I work for provides a water, tea, and coffee for employees to drink throughout the day. We have awesome water coolers that provide crisp, filtered drinking water. Our coffee machine makes ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for calculation of 1099 rate from existing salary + benefits?

In the US most salaried positions come with benefits, such as health and dental insurance, etc, etc. Is there a rule of thumb that converts salary + benefits to an hourly rate for a 1099? Obviously, ...
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HR says all employees required to talk to a salesman about a benefit — how to respond?

I work for a large government employer - a community college district in the US with thousands of employees. I received an email from HR saying that all employees were required to meet with a ...
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Possible fraudulent mail received regarding employee benefits

I am a relatively new employee and I'm only several weeks into my new job. Today I received a letter in the mail regarding my employee benefits account being successfully set up, the particular type ...
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How can we set up (and administer) an EAP-Like program for financial crises? [closed]

I work for a medium-size company, with around 85 employees. An employee of ours has a daughter with a brain tumor, and had surgery yesterday. The company is pretty tight-knit, and we raised some money ...
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Why are benefits withheld in job postings?

It seems that companies and recruiters are all about giving a job description and asking if someone is interested in the position to respond. However these descriptions very very rarely provide any ...
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Benefits removed between signing contract and starting- is it reasonable to ask for alternative?

I recently started a new job, after multiple offers. One of the offers still stands. There were two things which made my decision: the work itself and some particular benefits. I clarified those ...
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Requesting a revision to Education Reimbursement [closed]

I am interested in requesting a revision to my company’s policy on tuition reimbursement. At present there is a budget set aside for employees to continue their education but it must be at an ...
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Is it a bad idea to break a signed contract before working at a company in lieu of continuing at a current job with better career prospects?

So I'm a 3rd undergrad student in computer engineering and I'm currently on a summer internship which will end during the third week of august and immediately after which I will be starting at another ...
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How do I approach my boss to change the company culture around benefits?

I currently work at a startup and while most startups in my field tend to offer a lot of fringe benefits, I find that is not the case here. Some of the areas I find lacking are: The health benefits ...
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deductions from final paycheck

I just recently left a full-time job to pursue other interests. The split was amicable and I fulfilled my two week's notice (actually, it was closer to a three week's notice). My final paycheck ended ...
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How do I approach my boss about requesting more PTO

I've been working as a full-time programmer at my current company for about 3 years. Current policy is that full-time, hourly employees receive 1 hour of sick time and 1 hour of vacation time per 40-...
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Losing seniority at present job for a better opportunity [closed]

I'm at my present job as a programmer since 2007, in Northern NJ. I have 3 weeks of vacation, work from home when I have/want to, a good rapport with my manager/team and name recognition across our ...
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Multiple offers - De facto standard for turning down offer due to low pay

I have been fortunate enough to receive offers from four different companies after taking a week of vacation days to interview with about 12 companies in total. What a scheduling task indeed. Two of ...
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My employer is discriminating based on marital status. What should I do? [closed]

In my country of residence, it is not mandatory for employers to offer benefits to their employees. However, if they do offer benefits, then they are not legally allowed to discriminate based on age, ...
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Do companies usually not reveal their benefit package until you sign the acceptance offer letter?

I got a request from HR to accept an offer by signing a letter. It’s not a contract, but indicates I signed the letter. Does that mean I would have to accept the offer without knowing their benefit ...
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(How) Should I mention I might need days off during interview?

I am currently searching for a full-time job, both for income and benefits. I have a couple job interviews already, however I also just finished applying to a large number of graduate schools ...
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Abruptly Changed Benefits [closed]

I started at a software company 3 months ago that is, by most measures, a startup though one with what I would call a large amount of funding. As a part of signing of signing with the company, I took ...
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Should I ask for help to cover medical benefits cost [closed]

I have been working at my current job for 2 months. I am doing well (based on feedback from managers, the C.E.O.) in this 50-ish person consulting firm. I recently became eligible to enroll in the ...
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Are salary and benefits usually balanced?

I am a contract employee for a multinational manufacturer. I have been here for just over 6 months and have a review scheduled with my supervisor next week. I am trying to work towards a permanent ...
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How do people typically arrange health care coverage for the weekend between two jobs?

I am not sure if this belong here or on personal finance. I am leaving my current position and starting a new position with a different employer. There is a two day gap (Saturday, Sunday) between my ...
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Why do some companies not give minor benefits to employees?

I'm not talking about benefits that imply more money for the employee. Few years back, I worked in a company (let's name it company A) where we had many small benefits (free of course): Having ...
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What can I do when my manager ignores our company's travel policy?

I work at a megacorp with a famously liberal travel policy: you can book any fare that's below a (high) cap, and if you save money by going under cap, you get "credits" to use on your next trip. In ...
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W2 vs 1099 - Rate Difference

I've been a full-time employee for a while and just started contracting work end of last year as W2. With the advent of ACA, I just realized that I can get more benefit from the heathcare exchanges ...
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Can hire benefits vary by manager? [closed]

I'm at a workplace where we have a written vacation/sick leave policy in our employee handbook. However, the recently hired management seems to be getting more vacation/sick leave than stated in the ...
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I was given stock options but never asked about strike price/vesting and now we are being acquired

As part of my employment offer, as well as in a year-end bonus package, I was provided options but in both cases only the quantity was specified. There was no mention of the strike price or the ...
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Job Offer and Health Insurance Portability

I am pending an offer on a new job. I have a dependent who is receiving health insurance coverage through my current employer. Can this be a deal breaker for an offer when I port it to my new employer?...
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Is 401(k) vesting period an acceptable (or possible) negotiation point?

In American business, can the length of time before eligibility in a 401(k) matching program be negotiated? If so, is this considered to be an acceptable line of negotiation for a senior management ...
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How can I request to see company travel policies during an interview?

I am interviewing for a position that requires weekly overnight travel. How can I ask to see a copy of the company's travel policies for employees? At my previous company we had per-diems that ...
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What does a job posting that mentions “relocation offered” mean?

Recently I have come across a lot of job postings that are marked as "relocation offered". I wonder that for those that don't have "Relocation Offered", does that mean that they won't accept ...
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Benefits / payroll expense as a bargaining chip?

I find that it is too often the case that decision makers of large organizations use the company's expense of providing medical benefits and payroll as a bargaining chip during a negotiation. It goes ...
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Tips and advice for advancing one's career in corporate bureaucracies [closed]

I've been programming in corporate settings for about 2 years now and coming from an academic background there were a few stumbling blocks that I had to overcome. One of those was assuming that if the ...
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“Performance Based Health Management” Incentive Programs [closed]

My employer just announced that for next year there will be a performance based health care incentive program. This will include an initial screening (BMI calculation, basic blood panel, etc) and ...
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How to ask for more details about the job before applying? [closed]

I was recently approached via linked-in from a company manager. He asked one of my contacts to introduce him to me on LinkedIn. I am currently working as Technical Java Architect. Then He told me ...
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Benefits not included in the employment contract

I was offered a massive deal with a big (and extremely profitable) company. Besides great pay, they also offer a number of awesome benefits. However, those benefits aren't listed in the employment ...
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Why do some businesses start insurance after 30 or 60 days or on the 1st of next month?

I've noticed that while some (U.S.) employers start health insurance on day 1 of your new job, others start after 30 days, 60 days, or on the 1st of next month. Obviously this state of affairs doesn'...
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Can I demand the same benefits/payment as my colleagues who are in the same position but have better degrees?

I'm only 24, but I've been working as a programmer for the last 10 years (not in my current company). Programming is not only my job - it's my hobby and my passion, and I'm very good at it. I did not ...
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Question about benefits coverage responsibilities [closed]

I work in Idaho for an international company with headquarters in Massachusetts. Recently, I got sick (minor flu) and realized that I never received a health insurance card through my work's benefits....
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How do I find companies in my part of the world that still offer a pension?

How can I find a list of companies that currently offer a pension plan? I would prefer that type of retirement system, instead of one that relies on a 401K. I would like to be able to search by city/...