Are you looking for a part-time gig? Something to bring in a little more money, or 20 hours a week while in school? Many part-time jobs don’t come with a lot benefits but there are some companies out there that offer a lot of the same perks as full-time employees receive.
National employers like Starbucks and Whole Foods offer competitive pay, insurance, and other perks that many companies don’t offer when hiring part-time employees. See our list below for part-time employee benefits.
Starbucks is known for a happy workplace and that includes offering an impressive package of health benefits and other incentives to part-time employees who meet requirements such as putting in 240 hours over three consecutive months and working 20 hours a week, you will be eligible for full benefits and a 401(k) match.
Starbucks health care polices cover a wide range of treatments, including acupuncture, chiropractic care and other non-traditional options. There is also an emergency assistance fund to help with natural disasters and mental health support for those who need it. Starbucks covers 100 percent of preventive care services and covers about 70 percent of premium costs to employees.
As a Starbucks employee, you can buy company stock at a 5 percent discount too. There is also the added perks of in-store discounts and a weekly pound of free coffee or tea.
If Starbucks sounds like your cup of tea, check out the careers page. There are great benefits, an open door for military families, and a college achievement plan for employees.
UPS is another company offering benefits to part-time employees. Requirements include employees to work 15 hours. Once meeting the minimal hours, employees receive coverage on the first day of the first full pay period following 30 days of employment.
The company also offers tuition assistance in the amount of $5,250 per year, and up to $25,000 during employment.
Qualifying part-timers are also given a chance to buy UPS stock at a discount.
For more information on UPS careers, check out the careers page. Here you can find benefit info, eligibility requirements, the veterans outreach program, and current job openings.
If you’re an outdoorsy type, REI, the outdoor equipment store, might just be the right place for a part-time gig. Employees working 20 hours or more a week, receive some pretty good perks. REI pays up to 96 percent of insurance premiums and pays the full cost of basic life and disability insurance. Dental and vision is also offered.
Part-timers can also participate in the company’s 401(k) program where employees can put in up to 75 percent of pay with a match of 3 percent, increasing 1 percent per year of employment. There are some requirements for this opt-in.
If you love the outdoors, REI’s discount might just seal the deal. There is a 50 percent discount on products. If you’re interested in REI’s perks or want more info on current openings, check out the career page.
Whole Foods is a great option for part-time employment. Michael Silverman, part of the public relations department for the company, says the organic geared grocery store “welcomes people seeking part-time employment.”
Once employees have worked 800 hours at 20 hours or more a week, they get access to the company’s 401(k) and a 20 percent discount on most in-store items. There are also stock options available for employees who meet requirements.
Employees who work over 20 hours per week are also eligible for health insurance benefits.
If you’re a health nut interested in Whole Foods, visit their career page for more information.
If you’re not in the market for a full-time job, or you need some extra cash with good benefits, these companies are the places to look into. Not many companies offer added benefits for part-time employees but these companies are making the right moves.