Best perk: The "puppytorium"
Offices are getting increasingly cool about bringing your dog to work. But there are chill pet policies, and then there's Chartbeat's "puppytorium." It's the back room in the company's New York headquarters, and it's full of valued canine employees like this guy. You can escape there for a playtime break when work gets overwhelming. Make sure to hit the kitchen's seltzer tap and Chartbeat library on your way back.
Boston Consulting Group
Best park: Red zone reports
If you work seven straight weekends at some places, your boss will just ask you why you can't make it an even eight. Not so at Boston Consulting Group, which issues "red zone reports" that flag employees who are spending too much time at the office. If management decides it's more than a temporary bump, it'll put a Career Development Committee sponsor on the case. That person will work with the spent consultant to switch deadlines, reassign priorities, and bring in new resources. You can also recharge by taking a paid sabbatical... if you've been working as a partner for five years. If not, there's also opportunity to do paid "social impact" work for charities for up to a year.
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Kristin Hunt is a staff writer for Thrillist, and would probably live in the puppytorium, if her office had one. Follow her to the free snack bins at @kristin_hunt.