IELTS speaking topic: Job

IELTS speaking topic: Job Satisfaction and Job Perks

[subtitle2]50 Amazing Job Perks[/subtitle2]
Employee benefits and (especially in British English) also called fringe benefits or perks include various types of non-wage compensation provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries.
Tech companies will go to amazing lengths to recruit talented employees – and keep them from jumping to competitors. An increasingly important part of the equation is benefits. A recent New York Times article documented a Silicon Valley trend where the focus on benefits is shifting from traditional things everyone offers to practical ideas few do.


1. Dog-friendly office (Airbnb)
2. Finding a last-minute babysitter (Genentech)
3. Backup senior care (Deloitte)
4. Marital counselors (Deloitte)
5. $3,000 for child care expenses (Facebook)
6. $5,000 in adoption assistance (Facebook)
7. Death benefits including five years’ salary for your spouse spread over 10 years (Google)


8. A running tab at the coffee shop (Jetsetter)
9. Take-home dinners (Genentech)
10. Catered meals daily (Parse)
11. Free meals for employees and visiting family (Facebook)
12. All free meals and unlimited snacks (Google)


13. Movie gift certificates (GetGlue)
14. Green dinosaur hoodie (Exec)
15. High-tech toilets (Google)
16. Paid birthday off (Thrillist)
17. On-site ball pits (Google)
18. Access to secret tunnels reached by movable bookcase (Weebly)
19. Unlimited vacation days (Weebly)
20. Partially paying for hobbies (37signals)
21. Guest speakers ranging from President Obama to Lady Gaga (Google)
22. Free skate park, snowboard park, and ski slope (Burton)
23. Performance-based paid tropical vacations (ZocDoc)
24. Metal, wood, welding, and electronics workshop rooms (Google)
25. Free beer, vodka, tequila, whiskey (Thrillist)

26. $1,000 cash for “real” vacations (Evernote)
27. $1,000 toward home energy improvements (Clif Bar)
28. $4,000 cash for new parents (Facebook)
29. $10,000 cash toward your office setup (Asana)
30. $500 weekly cash raffles (Fab)
31. Tuition reimbursement (Google)
32. Discretionary credit card (37signals)


33. Free haircuts (Google)
34. Dry cleaning (Google)
35. Free housecleaning twice a month (Evernote)
36. Discounts at other startups (Coloft)
37. Automatic travel insurance (Google)
38. Free legal advice (Google)
39. Skill and life coaching (Asana)


40. Free noise-canceling Bose headphones (Weebly)
41. Free iPod Nano Touch (Sweetgreen)
42. Free iPads (GetGlue)
43. Your choice of computer (Parse)


44. Yoga classes (Airbnb)
45. Personal trainers and nutritionists (Deloitte)
46. On-site lap pools (Google)
47. Loan bikes (Clif Bar)
48. On-site massage (Clif Bar)
49. Paid on-site gym time (Clif Bar)
50. On-site doctors and chiropractors (Google)

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