What makes it so great?
After Microsoft employees voiced their desire to contribute more to their communities, the software company gifted its workers with 40 paid hours a year to dedicate to volunteer activities -- ranging from working in a soup kitchen once a week to spending a week building an orphanage. Bill Gates' brainchild also supports employees who are new parents: In Norway, where maternity and paternity leaves are quite generous at the federal level, Microsoft hosts a "Junior Lunch" every quarter, allowing new parents on leave to come to the office for a lunch with their children, keeping the working parents in touch with their colleagues and up-to-date with office happenings.
"Microsoft is a place where you can be yourself," says an employee. "It's expected that you have an opinion, and there are multiple opportunities to really make a contribution to the company and to society. Unless you work here, it is hard to believe the passion that people display."
Fat paychecks, sweet perks, and over 150,000 jobs ready to be filled -- these employers offer dream workplaces.
|5 people you might not tip (but should)|
|Stocks: It's report card time on Wall Street|
|Pope Francis challenges the free market - The Buzz|
|General Mills reverses course on right to sue after backlash|
|Detroit pension cuts hit civilian workers hardest|