Downtown DC; 34 employees
Imagine that to kick off a new fiscal quarter, you and your colleagues go bowling—and after the last frame, each person opens an envelope that contains at least $400 in cash. That’s a typical team-building event at the Midtown Group, a recruiting and staffing agency that also offers frequent spot bonuses, incentive trips to luxury resorts, a monthlong sabbatical after six years, and quarterly massages and manicures. Turnover last year was less than 5 percent.
Perk: Twice-weekly meditation sessions.