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Over the past year, rising competition for top talent has led to a benefits battle among tech companies. Industry titans reworked their policies and announced new, more lavish perks to gain a recruiting edge.

REI employee Paolo Mottola and his wife, Amanda Mottola in Joshua Tree National Park on a "Yay Day" — one of the perks offered by the Seattle-based outdoor retailer. (Via Flickr.)
REI employee Paolo Mottola and his wife, Amanda, in Joshua Tree National Park on a “Yay Day” — one of the perks offered by the Seattle-based outdoor retailer. (Via Flickr.)

It’s not surprising given the high demand for skilled tech workers. Improving benefits seems as good a strategy as any, in light of new Glassdoor research. Three in five job seekers reported benefits as one of their top considerations before accepting a job, according to a report from the employer review and data company.

Glassdoor ranked the top employee-reported benefits over the past two years, and many tech companies, unsurprisingly, made the list.

Netflix topped the list, with its unlimited one-year parental leave policy. Airbnb also scored high, offering $2,000 toward travel and lodging around the world. Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and a handful of other tech leaders made the list, as well.

The most unusual perk award goes to Zillow, which pays for employees to ship their breast milk when traveling. (Zillow and Glassdoor have a common lineage in co-founder Rich Barton.) REI, another Seattle company, ranked #2 for its paid “Yay Days,” during which employees are encouraged to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity.

Continue reading for Glassdoor’s top 20 ranking and check out the complete results here.

1. Netflix offers one paid year of maternity and paternity leave to new parents. They also allow parents to return part-time or full-time and take time off as needed throughout the year.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 3.7

2. REI encourages its employees to get outside by offering two paid days off a year, called “Yay Days,” enjoy their favorite outside activity.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

3. Salesforce employees receive six days of paid volunteer time off a year, as well as $1,000 a year to donate to a charity of their choice.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.5

4. Spotify provides six months of paid parental leave, plus one month of flexible work options for parents returning to the office. The company also covers costs for egg freezing and fertility assistance.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.2*

5. World Wildlife Fund employees take Friday off every other week, also known as “Panda Fridays” at the nonprofit.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.5*

6. Airbnbthe Best Place to Work in 2016, gives its employees an annual stipend of $2,000 to travel and stay in an Airbnb listing anywhere in the world.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.6

7. PwC offers its employees $1,200 per year for student loan debt reimbursement.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

8. Pinterest provides a unique take on the parental leave policy by providing three paid months off, plus an additional month of part-time hours, as well as two counseling sessions to create a plan to re-enter the workplace.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.7*

9. Burton employees receive season ski passes and “snow days” to hit the slopes after a big snowfall.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0*

10. Twilio offers employees a Kindle plus $30 a month to purchase books.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

11. Twitter is well-known for providing perks such as three catered meals a day, but some lesser-known benefits include on-site acupuncture and improv classes.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.3

12.  Accenture covers gender reassignment for their employees as part of their commitment to LGBTQ rights and diversity.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

13. Walt Disney Company wants its employees to enjoy the “Happiest Place on Earth” as much as their visitors by offering free admission to its parks and their friends and family, as well as discounts on hotels and merchandise.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.0

14. Facebook provides $4,000 in “Baby Cash” to employees with a newborn.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.7

15. Evernote hosts classes through “Evernote Academy,” which offers team-building courses like macaroon baking.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.3*

16. Epic Systems Corporation offers employees a paid four-week sabbatical to pursue their creative talents after 5 years at the company.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.3

17. Adobe shuts down the entire company for one week in December and one week over the summer.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.6

18. Asana employees have access to executive and life coaching services outside of the company.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.9*

19. Zillow pays for employees who are traveling to ship their breast milk.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.5

20. Google provides the surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee 50% of their salary for the next ten years.

  • Overall Benefits Rating: 4.6
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