Perks Are Changing As Our Needs Change.


Basecamp benefits as of January 1, 2016.

Top 5% salaries.

We monitor industry salaries annually and make sure we’re paying in the top 5%, based on skills and experience, for every position at the company. Salaries are standardised on the Chicago market.

4-day summer work weeks.

May 1 through August 31, we work a Monday-Thursday 8-hour day work week, aka ‘summer hours’, for a total of 32-hour weeks. Brand new employees may have to complete a training program per their team lead to be eligible.

Note: The customer support team staggers their days off so we always have 24/7 coverage.

$100/month fitness allowance.

Basecamp will pay up to $100/month for your gym membership, yoga studio membership, or whatever activity you do to stay in shape. If it’s not organised fitness, that’s okay, too. You can use your stipend to pay for race registrations or even new running shoes.

Community supported agriculture (CSA) allowance.

Fresh, organic, local fruits and vegetables are great to have on-hand, so Basecamp will pay for a local CSA membership at home for you and your family.

One-month sabbatical every three years.

Every three years, employees are eligible to take a one-month-long sabbatical.

Paid parental leave.

When you welcome a new baby, Basecamp encourages you to take up to
16 weeks maternity leave and up to 6 weeks paternity leave, at 100% paid salary. Single fathers, or primary care givers, can also take up to 16 weeks.

$100/month massage allowance.

Every month, you can expense up to $100 towards a massage. Stay loose.

Work wherever you want.

Work from anywhere in the world. Move cities, keep your job.

$1000/annual continuing education allowance.

If you’re interested in taking classes to learn something new or further a skill, we’ll cover $1,000 annually. Some people take classes directly related to their career, while some take photography lessons, learn a musical instrument, or roll with cooking lessons. A few have even taken flying lessons! It’s up to you; the point is to learn something that you feel enriches you as a person.

Health & dental insurance.

Basecamp offers a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO health and dental policy. Basecamp pays 75% of the premium, and you pay 25% of the premium. We don’t offer vision, but our medical insurance plan gives us discounts on eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses.

100% match 401k retirement plan.

Basecamp matches 100% dollar-for- dollar up to 6% of your salary that you contribute to the plan.

Flexible spending account (FSA).

An FSA is an account where you can set aside pre-tax money for out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as prescriptions, OTC medicine, vision care, etc. Every year you decide up front how much money you want to put in the account (the max is $2400/year).

100% coverage of hardware/software.

Whatever hardware, software, or services you need to do your job are always 100% on us. No red tape, no questions asked.

Standing desks.

Our Chicago office is outfitted with standing desks. If anyone working outside of Chicago wants a standing desk in their home office, Basecamp will cover the full cost (up to what we spend on the desks at the office).

$100/month co-working space stipend.

Basecamp will pay up to $100/month for you to use towards renting co-working space in your city.

$1000/year matching charitable gifts.

When you donate money to a qualified charity, Basecamp will make a matching gift to that charity on your behalf.

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