When Fortune magazine tallied the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” it uncovered these cheap perks:
Good eats: San Diego-based Qualcom hosts a weekly farmers market where employees shop for fresh produce. A Good Humor ice cream truck stops by Plante Moran’s HQ every other Friday during the summer.
Random coolness: Hitachi Data Systems hosts an annual “dog days” pet fair when employees can bring Fido to work to meet groomers and trainers. Dreamworks Animation gives every employee $25 a month to use at the company’s print center to print photos or make calendars and greeting cards. Quick Trip stocks the desks of new employees with tubs of candy to sweeten the chances that colleagues will stop by to introduce themselves.