Top 10 Benefits Offered by UK Employers

From free food to a day off for your birthday everyone enjoys a company that comes with benefits. But some employers go beyond pensions, healthcare or company cars to attract new talent, according to a report.

More than a third of employees admit perks and benefits are amongst their top consideration before accepting a new job, according to a survey of more than 1,000 people by Glassdoor, a recruiting website.

The best perks being offered by companies included an all expenses paid holiday for the whole staff from TransferWise, a £5,000 joining bonus offered by Huddle a software firm and a $2,000 (£1,413) travel allowance from Airbnb.

Joe Wiggins, Glassdoor career trends analyst said perks might “get people in the door” but when it comes to what keeps employee satisfied at their job it’s a different story.

Economic research, culture and values, career opport­unities and sen­ior leadership are the most imp­ortant factors in cultivating employee satisfaction, according to Glassdoor economic research.

“While benefits and perks are a great way to get employees interested in a company, they’re not among the leading factors that keep employees satisfied on the job long-term,“ Wiggins said. 

These are the 10 best perks and benefits offered by UK employers, according to Glassdoor.



The software company gives employees a £5,000 joining bonus called a 'Huddle Cuddle', as well as a gift worth £500 every year.



The firm takes all staff members away on annual, all-expenses-paid company holidays.


Airbnb offers staff employees $2,000 (£1,413) to travel and see the world.


Skyscanner, a website which enables people to find comparisons for flight, hotel and car hire, has negotiated employee discounts at the local pub and beauty salon.

The Body Shop 

The company pays staff for five volunteering days per year.

Peninsula Business Services 

The HR, employment law and health and safety consultancy lays on a Christmas party for employees' children.

AutoTrader UK

AutoTrader UK  has a wine club, giving employees discounted wine delivered to their door every month.

Jive Software 

The company offers staff free food including Bacon Thursday and Hot Food Friday, healthy snacks, free drinks including soft drinks, beers on tap and coffee.

Opus Professional Services 

Opus Professional Services has a villa in Italy that employees can use free of charge whenever they want.


The firm offers unlimited holiday time and unmonitored flexitime, allowing staff to take the time off that they need.


Source: Independent