Technology companies are known for their excellent perks, which includes benefits like free food and free child minding services.This raises the question, what unique benefits do South Africa’s prominent technology companies offer their employees. Below are some local tech companies whose employees enjoy special benefits.
MWEB – MWEB offers a concierge service for staff, where someone will collect your laundry, run errands, pay your traffic fines, collect your online shopping and stand in queues for you.The company also has an M-Cave with eight gaming rigs, Xbox and Playstation consoles and a few retro arcade games. Its break areas are equipped with pool, football and table tennis tables and chill out spaces.
Axxess – Axxess offers its staff a healthy breakfast and lunch, a comfortable cafeteria and gym facilities. It also has a laundry service and beer on tap after work on Fridays. The ISP also offers bottomless Italian coffee and hot chocolate and uncapped Internet access for all staff.
Cybersmart – Cybersmart offers its staff many unique benefits like study bursaries, assisting staff to get their drivers licence and access to a free company doctor. Other benefits include home cooked meal on Fridays, discounted swimming lessons from Cybersmart Aquatics and free uncapped Internet with VoIP calls.
Derivco – Durban based Derivco offers all staff a breakfast and lunch buffet as well as toasted snacks and light meals from its Canopy Cafe.The company also has an on-site gym equipped with personal trainers, biokineticists and chiropractors, beauty and a concierge service.
Internet Solutions – Internet Solutions offers its employees a number of perks which includes a canteen allowance and connectivity benefits including ADSL, Wi-Fi and 3G.The company also offers access to on premise facilities such as a gym, mini golf course, hairdresser and optician. IS also has a wellness centre with a beautician, chiropractor and a nurse.
Vodacom – Vodacom offers its staff preferential rates on many services, like Goodfellas driving service and Reebok products. All Vodacom staff and their spouses get subsidised cellphone contracts. Mothers get 16 weeks paid maternity leave and full pay for a 30 hour week for the first six months after their return. Vodacoms on-site wellness centre has a GP, optometrist, dentist, chiropractor and a fitness coach. Massage, spa, salon and beauty treatments are also available.
Neotel – Neotel offers employees a fully equipped on-site gym operating from 5am to 8pm to help staff get or stay fit.The company also has an on-site biokineticist who operates weekly out of the gym for employees recovering from injuries, wanting to improve their health or for vitality health assessments.