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Heather Stewart, Di Lewis, Sarah Ryther Francom

December 1, 2011

“I love coming to work because the people care about you as a person. I am encouraged to seek growth opportunities for my own personal development,” explains one employee.

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free health screenings and fitness challenges
  • Lunch and Learn events
  • Employee Appreciation Week



  • Size: Large
  • Employees: 509

Employees at Nicholas & Company enjoy many perks. In addition to health benefits and paid time off, they have access to a variety of discounts at businesses across the state. The company has an onsite massage therapist twice a month and onsite barber once a month. It also offers adoption and infertility treatment reimbursements. Tuition reimbursement is available for employees and scholarships are offered for dependents.

The company holds many parties and recognition programs. Flexible hours and telecommuting options make Nicholas & Company a family-friendly career. It’s no wonder that the company’s many benefits prompted one employee to say, “I think I found a company that I would like to work at for the rest of my career.”

A discounted gym membership and wellness consultant help employees stay fit, while monthly salad bars and an onsite store help them eat well. Pet insurance gives animal lovers another reason to like their job.

  • Free Financial Peace University
  • Massages twice a month
  • Flexible schedules
  • Tuition reimbursement and scholarships



  • Size: Large
  • Employees: 594

USANA Health Sciences is focused on employees’ physical and mental health. The company provides free fruit and vending machines that offer only healthy foods. An onsite cafeteria along with the onsite gym, sports courts and fitness classes are available to help employees make healthy choices. Free massages are available on a weekly basis. The company makes HSA contributions and has an employee assistance program that provides free counseling and other services.

Other benefits help USANA stand out as a top employer. It offers private space for breastfeeding, tuition reimbursement, bereavement pay and free USANA products every month. Employees get the chance to let off steam in the playroom stocked with games like Legos, Tinkertoys and a Wii.

Employee recognition is a big part of the day-to-day job. On-the-spot programs with prizes from gift cards to movie tickets are supplemented with regular bonuses from profit sharing and service awards at anniversaries. And employees agree that management is very accessible and really cares about how individual employees are doing.

  • Mothers lounge
  • Monthly allowance for company products
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite gym and sports courts



  • Size: Large
  • Employees: 820

SelectHealth knows that removing the stresses that can come with balancing work and family makes it that much easier to focus at work. That’s why the company works hard at providing a variety of generous benefits to employees that go beyond a normal benefits package.

In addition to an array of insurance options, SelectHealth offers a free employee assistance program that offers counseling, crisis intervention, elder care services and others. Employees also receive funeral leave, adoption benefits and secure rooms for breastfeeding.

Access to the corporate education entity Intermountain University, as well as access to Intermountain Healthcare cooperative training programs with tuition reimbursement gives employees several ways to advance their education and training. The company also offers several flexible scheduling options.

SelectHealth boasts an onsite gym with a personal trainer and fitness classes. Employees also participate in the many community outreach and charitable projects the company does.

  • Adoption benefits
  • Mothers rooms
  • Flexible schedules
  • Onsite gym



  • Size: Large
  • Employees: 1,100

Nu Skin has developed an array of opportunities for employees to excel professionally and personally. The company offers many educational programs that give employees the opportunity to be advanced within the company. “They have given me every opportunity to succeed and advance. As time and experience comes, more opportunities are invited at the door,” says one employee.

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