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5 Unbelievable Employee Benefits That Really Exist


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Paid Workouts
Clif Bar employees get to work out on the clock.
Clif Bar employees get to work out on the clock.
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Employees of Clif Bar and Company, a nutrition business that produces popular energy bars and drinks, not only get access to an on-site state-of-the-art gym, bouldering wall, two yoga/dance studios and nutritional counseling, but they're allowed to work out 30 minutes every workday, or 2.5 hours each week, while on the clock -- meaning they're getting paid to exercise. And that's far from all. Employees also receive the following:

  • Reimbursements of up to $350 for athletic competition entry frees (marathons, triathlons, century rides and the like)
  • Subsidized, on-site massage and chiropractic services
  • Access to a fleet of in-house cruisers they can ride to run errands or bike to lunch
  • Use of on-site showers, plus a towel service
  • Free life coaching (six visits per year) [source: Outside]

With benefits like these -- and the above list is far from comprehensive -- is it any surprise that Clif Bar has a 96 percent employee retention rate [source: Finney]?


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