Imagine coming into your first day at a new job, only to find a big tub of candy on your desk. Doesn't sound so bad, does it? In fact, it's just one of many benefits available at the companies Fortune listed among those with the coolest perks.
What's interesting is that those fun advantages actually benefit company and workers in roughly equal measure. A 2012 study by Principal Financial Group and the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services found that companies who gave their employees sustained benefits reaped major rewards down the line.
So fear no more when you take advantage of the free office buffet, because we're all winners here, somehow. Check out some perks below, and find even more at Fortune:
FORTUNE's Best Companies rank: 1 Though its campuses often steal the benefits spotlight -- with their outdoor sports facilities, free food and more -- there's a more morbid perk that should certainly be noted. If a U.S. Googler passes away while working for the tech giant, the employee's spouse or domestic partner receives 50% of the deceased's salary, no matter how long or short his tenure, every year for the next decade. For the full list check out FORTUNE
FORTUNE's Best Companies rank: 12 All employees receive a $25 monthly credit to the DreamWorks PrintCenters at the Glendale and Redwood City campuses. Charged only for supplies, the studio is able to offer inexpensive services that range from printing photographs to creating greeting cards and personalized calendars. For the full list check out FORTUNE
FORTUNE's Best Companies rank: 7 Managers are able to reward their subordinates in unique, personalized ways thanks to the budget they receive from corporate. Two examples of past bonuses: free trail rides at an equestrian stadium and a barbeque with lassoing and horseshow throwing lessons. For the full list check out FORTUNE
FORTUNE's Best Companies rank: 66 New employees at the company's Tulsa headquarters have little time to be shy: on their first days, they're seated at desks with a tub of candy. Colleagues often stop by and introduce themselves while grabbing a snack. For the full list check out FORTUNE