My friends and I used to joke about our 9-5, saying that we were in it “for the perks”. It was a complete joke. There were no real perks, but it always gave us a chuckle. However, some companies do provide perks for their employees. From break rooms stocked with food to paid company retreats, for many companies, it is an arms race to gather top talent … and that talent wants to work at places with a cool culture and “perks”.
LinkedIn just added one perk that we at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club absolute LOVE. Employees at their San Francisco office can now attend company provided Jiu Jitsu classes!
“At LinkedIn’s new San Francisco office tower, one of the trademark perks is of a decidedly more physical nature.
The company’s in-house gym at 222 Second Street in the city’s Soma neighborhood comes outfitted with blue company-themed mats on the floor. And as the Instagram photo above shows, those mats provide a much-needed cushion for LinkedIn employees to blow off some steam.
The company’s SF office offers classes in Thai Boxing twice a week, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu once a week.”
Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.