Great perks and happy employees — these are the best companies to work for in every state

As the world becomes more connected through technology, our work-life balance can take a hit. Nowadays, people seem to work longer hours and are sometimes expected to check in with their jobs in the evenings, on weekends, and even during scheduled vacations.

But plenty of companies recognize that happy employees are productive employees, so they’re willing to offer great perks, such as unlimited paid vacation days, quality healthcare, and free beer and snacks.

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CheatSheet consulted data from Forbes, Fortune, and Glassdoor to find the best companies to work for in every state. Do you see your employer on the list? (If you do, lucky you!)

Alabama: CTS, Inc.

Location: Birmingham

Perks include: 40 hours a year to volunteer; company-wide parties and events are open to employees’ families

Alaska: GCI

Location: Anchorage

Perks include: High salaries; comprehensive health plans and wellness programs; tuition reimbursement

Arizona: Microchip Technology

Location: Chandler

Perks include: Tuition reimbursement; free gym membership; access to a travel concierge

Arkansas: Rockfish

Location: Rogers

Perks include: Unlimited paid time off; paid holidays; free snacks; job training and professional development

California: Google

Location: Mountain View

Perks include: They’re legendary and endless — free gourmet food; nap pods; massages; fitness centers; onsite doctors; haircuts; etc.

Colorado: GoSpotCheck

Location: Denver

Perks include: Free MacBook; unlimited paid time off; free gym membership; free snacks; a dog-friendly office

Connecticut: Gartner

Location: Stamford

Perks include: Tuition reimbursement; professional development opportunities; maternity and paternity leave

Delaware: DuPont

Location: Wilmington

Perks include: Comprehensive health plans; tuition reimbursement; professional development opportunities; solid retirement plans

Florida: Ultimate Software

Location: Weston

Perks include: 100% health care coverage; 40% 401(k) match; free gym membership; free snacks; tuition reimbursement; maternity and paternity leave

Georgia: Delta Air Lines

Location: Atlanta

Perks include: Free airline travel for employees and their families; adoption assistance

Hawaii: American Savings Bank

Location: Honolulu

Perks include: Health performance rewards; free onsite acupuncture, massage and chiropractic services; up to 28 paid days off

Idaho: WinCo Foods

Location: Boise

Perks include: Enormous retirement savings (one 42-year-old employee has almost $1 million in company stock!)

Illinois: John Deere

Location: Moline

Perks include: Flexible schedules; wellness programs; professional development opportunities; paid vacations and holidays; employee discounts

Indiana: Cummins

Location: Columbus

Perks include: Long-term employee development programs

Iowa: University of Iowa Health Care

Location: Iowa City

Perks include: 80% health care coverage; flexible schedules; tuition reimbursement; maternity and paternity leave

Kansas: Burns & McDonnell

Location: Kansas City

Perks include: Free onsite daycare and health care; counseling services; stock options

Kentucky: Humana

Location: Louisville

Perks include: Adoption assistance; survivor support; pay for jury duty; tuition assistance; professional development opportunities

Louisiana: Turner Industries

Location: Baton Rouge

Perks include: Pension plans; comprehensive health insurance; free lunch

Maine: L.L. Bean

Location: Freeport

Perks include: Employee discounts; tuition reimbursement; performance bonuses; access to getaway cabins and a “Use Room” full of outdoor gear

Maryland: Marriott International

Location: Bethesda

Perks include: 50% to 75% off room prices; mobile phone discounts; tuition reimbursement; family medical leave

Massachusetts: Bain & Company

Location: Boston

Perks include: Comprehensive health insurance; stock options; free snacks

Michigan: Quicken Loans

Location: Detroit

Perks include: Free childcare; paid time off to volunteer; performance bonuses; mobile phone discounts; adoption assistance

Minnesota: St. Jude Medical

Location: St. Paul

Perks include: Comprehensive health insurance; stock options; scholarships for employees’ children

Mississippi: C Spire Wireless

Location: Ridgeland

Perks include: Free wireless devices and service; 80% hospital care coverage

Missouri: Nestlé Purina PetCare

Location: St. Louis

Perks include: Pet-friendly office; maternity (three months) and paternity (four weeks) leave

Montana: Adventure Life

Location: Missoula

Perks include: Paid world travel

Nebraska: Kiewit Corporation

Location: Omaha

Perks include: 6% 401(k) match; stock options; paid time off

Nevada: Zappos

Location: Las Vegas

Perks include: 100% health care coverage; free lunch; outings and team-building events; employee discounts

New Hampshire: Medtronic Advanced Energy

Location: Portsmouth

Perks include: Financial planning services; flexible schedules; tuition assistance

New Jersey: Johnson & Johnson

Location: New Brunswick

Perks include: Company cars; free lunch; adoption and fertility assistance; work from home options

New Mexico: Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Location: Albuquerque

Perks include: High salaries; performance-based bonuses

New York: Wegmans Food Market

Location: Rochester

Perks include: Free meals; wellness programs; adoption assistance; flexible schedules

North Carolina: SAS Institute

Location: Cary

Perks include: Subsidized meals; free gym membership; onsite dry cleaning, groceries, haircuts, nail services, and post office

North Dakota: North Dakota Department of Commerce

Location: Bismarck

Perks include: Wellness programs; free (healthy) food; active outdoor events

Ohio: Marathon Petroleum

Location: Findlay

Perks include: Pension plan; free lunch; free gym membership

Oklahoma: QuikTrip

Location: Tulsa

Perks include: Company clinic; tuition assistance; stock options

Oregon: Nike

Location: Beaverton

Perks include: Employee discounts; free gym membership; paid vacations and holidays; free childcare; adoption assistance; work from home options

Pennsylvania: IKEA

Location: Conshohocken

Perks include: Employee discounts; health coverage that includes fertility treatments and gender reassignment surgery; adoption assistance

Rhode Island: FM Global

Location: Johnston

Perks include: Company car; matching pension plans; mobile phone discounts; fertility and adoption assistance; education reimbursement; paid time off for volunteer work and sabbaticals

South Carolina: Michelin North America

Location: Greenville

Perks include: $1,000 toward new tires; personalized training; performance-based bonuses

South Dakota: Citibank

Location: Sioux Falls

Perks include: Annual leave; personal development programs; onsite daycare; free gym membership; adoption assistance; tuition assistance

Tennessee: Unum Group

Location: Chattanooga

Perks include: Stock options; 401(k) with company match; charitable gift matching; tuition assistance

Texas: Southwest Airlines

Location: Dallas

Perks include: Free airline travel for employees and their families; paid time off; stock options; tuition reimbursement

Utah: Domo

Location: American Fork

Perks include: Technology reimbursement; free food; free gym membership; $1,000 toward maternity clothes for pregnant employees

Vermont: King Arthur Flour

Location: Norwich

Perks include: Flexible spending accounts; life insurance; free Thanksgiving ham

Virginia: Hilton Worldwide

Location: McLean

Perks include: Discounted hotel rooms; paid time off for personal growth

Washington: Zillow Group

Location: Seattle

Perks include: Comprehensive insurance; onsite travel concierge; free lunch; free gym membership; adoption and fertility assistance; maternity and paternity leave; paid time off for sabbaticals

West Virginia: West Virginia United Health System

Location: Fairmont

Perks include: Comprehensive insurance; wellness programs; pharmacy discounts; tuition reimbursement

Wisconsin: Acuity

Location: Sheboygan

Perks include: Flexible spending accounts; paid time off; game rooms; outdoor recreation spaces; discounts for AT&T, Dell, and Office Depot

Wyoming: Sierra Trading Post

Location: Cheyenne

Perks include: Comprehensive health insurance; paid vacation

(H/T: CheatSheet)

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