Which perks do you get that you can actually value?
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- Based on 15+ years in tech sector, the paid leave is probably overrated. Unless someone else is performing your role, much of the work piles up and/or you eventually start working during the time-off period.
I would much rather have ability for reduced hours, flexible schedule and remote working (which I do have) to accommodate my personal life and my work obligations.Jul 16, 20172
- Facebook IBoW18fb is pretty good about it. there has been many cases on the team where people have to leave for family reasons, told their manager and be out the door in 1 hour. people here actually cover for each other.
I think it all depends on company culture and what the plan is designed for-Same way fb dinner start at 5 45, Google at 6pm, and uber used to start at 8Jul 16, 20170
- I am not with a startup, but after working 15+ years in tech here are the benefits I value. Others are free to disagree:
1.) working with intelligent, innovative individuals who consider new ideas and ways and challenge the status quo (yes, that is still the greatest thing about my job for this old man).
2.) ability to meet and work with a multicultural team that may be globally based.
3.) ability to work remotely much of the time from about anyplace in the world that has an internet connection and ability to get phone coverage.
4.) flexible work hours to accommodate my personal schedules.
5.) leaders that guide and help as needed without them feeling a need to micromanage.
6.) coworkers interested in getting things done ethically and don't sit on their hands and use "policies" and "procedures" as excuses to not perform their obligations.
7.) the standard benefits like medical care, retirement/401K or similar, career development, an ability to study and pursue knowledge of emerging ideas and technologies.