Although bonuses since 2009 have dropped at this Seattle, WA-based law firm, things are starting to turn around. In 2011, staff bonuses were up by 0.5%.
Employees here can rest easier as they work into retirement. The firm kicks in 7.3% of staff members' annual compensation into defined contribution retirement accounts. It also offers a 401k savings option that includes a match for staff of 50 cents on the dollar for up to 6% of annual salary.
And let's not forget Spot the dog. Perkins Coie considers pets parts of the family too; it offers pet insurance. A few other perks: Feeling down? A "happiness committee" leaves gifts at workstations and perform other random acts of kindness. Sick? A taxi ride home is on the house.
In its 16th year, Fortune's ranking of the best workplaces in corporate America welcomes five list debutantes, and what's more, 78 of them are looking to fill nearly 67,000 jobs.