Virginia financial media firm offers ‘foolish benefits’

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The Motley Fool tells applicants they are applying for the best job they’ll ever have, touting its flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, employee benefits and friendly work environment. Among the “foolish benefits” offered by the Alexandria, Va., personal finance publisher:

  • Unlimited paid vacation and sick leave. The “take what you need” policy assumes employees will get their work done and arrange for absences in advance with bosses. Then they can take “any reasonable amount of time off.”
  • 9:30 a.m. start time, although supervisors may approve other schedules. Most Motley Fools work 40 to 50 hours a week.
  • An ultra-casual dress code lets staff wear basically anything they want.
  • The company provides up to $5,250 in tuition assistance for employment-related college classes.
  • Fool University offers more than 100 classes a year, from computer skills to golf.
  • New moms get up to 14 weeks of leave at 100% pay, plus $200 worth of home-delivered groceries. Dads receive up to five weeks of leave at 100% pay, plus the groceries.

Contact: Alison Southwick of Motley Fool, (703) 254-1475.

Full disclosure: The Motley Fool is one of our competitors, but we think they’re pretty cool anyway.

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