11 amazing perks Mark Zuckerberg offers employees at Facebook, from catered meals to ‘baby cash’

In many Facebook offices, you can grab a free meal throughout the day.

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In many Facebook offices, you can grab a free meal throughout the day.
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• Facebook’s careers page and Glassdoor reviews break down the tech company’s top benefits in North America.

• Some perks include free meals, ample time for vacation, and lots of support for new parents.

• Facebook’s benefits received a 4.7 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor.

It’s well-known that big tech companies tend to offer lots of tempting perks.

And Facebook is no different. A quick glance at its careers page – along with its Glassdoor reviews – reveals a whole slew of enviable benefits. So does reporting from the Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong, whose recent article highlighted the inequality between Facebook staffers and contractors.

On its jobs site, Facebook advocates for a “holistic approach to benefits and perks,” and focuses on several different spheres, including health, family, community, finance, and convenience.

Here’s a look at some of the perks Facebook offers employees in North America.


Four months of paid time off for new mothers and fathers — within the first year of a child’s birth or adoption

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A bike repair shop for Menlo Park employees

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A wellness allowance to finance gym membership or other healthy activities

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21 days of paid vacation for full-time employees

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An arcade full of video games for Menlo Park workers

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$4,000 in “baby cash” for new parents — along with financial assistance for egg-freezing and adoption fees

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Free meals and snacks throughout the day

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Access to an on-site barber’s shop in the Menlo Park office

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On-site health and dental care

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Dental services are offered at Facebook headquarters. The dentist pictured, however, is not employed by them.
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Valet parking for the Menlo Park headquarters, along with a free charging station for electric cars

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Dry cleaning services at the Menlo Park office

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