American companies across a spectrum of industries—travel, finance, services—are offering part-time workers the kinds of high-quality benefits once reserved for full-timers, all in an effort to attract and retain the best employees.
For Employee Discounts
Top company: Best Buy
Work here and you'll seriously slash what you spend on your tech gadgets. Although almost every retailer offers its workers some kind of discount, those savings are often between 10 percent and 30 percent. At Best Buy, employees pay just 5 percent above wholesale, with no cap on price or number of items.
Bonus: All employees have to wait 30 days to receive the discount, but the standard waiting period is waived if you join the company workforce between Nov. 20 and Dec. 31.
Other companies with great discounts: Home Depot (offers discounts at other companies), Kaplan (discounts on education programs as well as from outside companies), Lands' End (receive a discount to Lands' End, Sears and other companies) and Whole Foods.