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Secret 7

Many companies offer exceptional on-site fitness facilities, plus reimbursements for ski passes and race entry fees     Photo: Photograph by Fredrik Broden

Because nothing shows your staff the love better than free travel, gear, and parties. Natural Habitat Adventures (#1): In addition to free "site inspection" travel opportunities for its staff, NatHab offers discounted travel (80 percent) for a family member—to make sure the trip doesn't feel like work.

MindBody (#40): Recent company events: a beginner surf clinic, a whale-watching excursion, and a seven-day retreat in Mexico.

Osprey (#12): A floating "powder day."

Dominion Digital (#49): Team-building exercises include a whitewater-rafting trip down Virginia's James River and skeet shooting. (Skeet shooting!)

OluKai (#46): Parties include bowling night, a Cinco de Mayo festival, a "snow escape" weekend, a Halloween costume party, and a holiday party at which they give away items like airline tickets and Bose sound systems.

RealeFlow (#34): Last year, the staff took an all-expenses-paid cruise to the Bahamas.

Carmichael Lynch (#15): The annual O'Gong Show talent competition on their rooftop patio. One legendary skit: a male employee re-creating Flashdance's "Maniac" scene.

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