10 Companies That Care About Employee Wellness

Chances are you’ve experienced career burnout—or you will eventually. New research from ClassPass finds that 78 percent of employees have become burnt out by work at some point in their lives. It makes sense: these days, it can be pretty difficult to prioritize your well-being when you’re expected to check your work email after hours and basically be available 24/7. 

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What is career burnout, anyway?

“Career burnout happens when you devote so much of your time and energy to your job that you become completely mentally and physically depleted,” says Emily Eliza Moyer, a career coach and consultant who focuses on helping women define their purpose so they can find work they love. (Moyer says experiencing burnout herself as a sales and marketing professional is what led her to her current work as a career coach.)

Signs of burnout include feeling unmotivated, fatigued, and even depressed, says Moyer.

“Burnout can happen if you’re working endless long hours, if you aren’t taking care of yourself or if you don’t implement any boundaries between work and the rest of your life,” she explains. “It is more likely to happen if you’re doing work that isn’t meaningful to you.” 

How companies are combating career burnout

Because we live in a culture that is always on, making time for sleep, exercise, meditation, or any other good-for-you activity is easier said than done. But companies can, and should, do their part to help ensure employees like you don’t reach the point of complete and utter exhaustion. 

Why? Employee wellness programs don’t just benefit you—they also help employers improve their bottom line. “Happy and healthy employees always leads to better performance,” Moyer points out. 

According to the ClassPass study, 58 percent of people surveyed say they would be more likely to accept a job if the company offered a fitness and employee wellness package. The same number of people also said they would be more likely to stay in their current role if they got these kinds of benefits from their employer. 

“The most effective step a company can take is to have senior leadership set the tone and culture for the company around employee wellness,” says Moyer. “Rather than approaching it from a stance of ‘preventing burnout,’ instead companies can take a positive approach by developing effective wellness programs.” 

Here are 10 companies across the country that care about employee wellness, and the perks they’re adding to prove it:

Google

What it is:

Technology company

Headquarters: 

Mountain View, CA

Wellness benefits: 

  • On-site access to physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and masseuses 
  • On-site gym, featuring all sorts of classes from boxing to barre
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Free cooking classes

Asana 

What it is:

Software company

Headquarters: 

San Francisco, CA

Wellness benefits:

  • Nap rooms so you can recharge during the day
  • Daily on-site yoga classes
  • In-house culinary team that serves three nutritious meals a day, using fresh produce from local farms
  • Monthly health workshops

Microsoft

What it is:

Technology company

Headquarters:

Redmons, WA

Wellness benefits:

  • On-site access to health-care services including pharmacists and optometrists
  • On-site Zumba classes, walking and running tracks, and basketball, volleyball, and baseball courts
  • “Know Your Number” health screening events, where you can check your cholesterol, blood pressure, and more
  • Cafe stocked with healthy food options

Intuit

What it is:

Software company

Headquarters:

Mountain View, CA

Wellness benefits:

  • Mindfulness and meditation classes
  • Incentives if you stick to healthy habits like taking a walk and practicing deep breathing
  • Up to $1,000 to put toward eligible wellness expenses like gym memberships, massages, and life coaches

Accenture

What it is:

Business management consultant company

Headquarters:

New York, NY

Wellness benefits:

  • Employee assistant programs that allow you to get confidential support for anything from stress to substance abuse
  • Telemedicine benefits so you can speak to a doc 24/7
  • Rewards for completing healthy activities
  • Online fitness program

Draper

What it is:

Manufacturing company

Headquarters:

Spiceland, IN

Wellness benefits:

  • On-site medical clinic
  • On-site Zumba classes
  • Annual health fairs with fun activities
  • Weight loss challenges that include cash prizes and gift cards

Zappos

What it is:

Online shoe and clothing retail company

Headquarters:

Las Vegas, NV

Wellness benefits:

  • On-site fitness center
  • Weight management program
  • Nap room so you can recharge during the day
  • Reimbursement up to $250 for pet adoption fees
  • On-call lactation consulting for new moms

Fitbit

What it is:

Fitness technology company

Headquarters:

San Francisco, CA

Wellness benefits:

  • On-site classes, running club, and office step challenges
  • Wellness stipend
  • Access to FitSar, which offers customized video workouts and advice from personal trainers

Cox Enterprises 

What it is:

Communications, media, and automotive services company

Headquarters:

Atlanta, GA

Wellness benefits:

  • On-site gym with access to personal trainers, indoor cycling and yoga classes, and massages
  • Access to nutrition and weight loss programs
  • Free annual health screenings

Hinge

What it is:

Dating app company

Headquarters:

New York, NY

Wellness benefits:

  • $200 monthly date stipends so you can try fun activities 
  • Fitness stipend
  • Kitchen stocked with healthy snacks and drinks

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About Christina Heiser

Christina Heiser is a freelance writer who covers beauty, health, nutrition, and fitness. As a lifelong New Yorker, she loves exploring her city by foot, cheering on her favorite local sports teams (Let's go, Mets!), and checking out all of the trendy boutique fitness studios. Christina graduated from St. John's University in 2010 with a degree in English and a passion for reporting. After graduating, Christina went on to work for EverydayHealth.com and WomensHealthMag.com, covering everything from beauty to fitness to celebrity news. Now, she contributes to a variety of beauty- and wellness-focused websites including aSweatLife, NBC News Better, Total Beauty, and What's Good by Vitamin Shoppe.

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