I'm going to be co-founding a business in the coming weeks that will cater to web development, design and web application development, possibly extending into software development in the future.
I'm a programmer myself and so I have quite a few ideas already, but I'm wondering what you guys would personally like as incentives at a job. Because of our location, we'll probably have to lure programmers away from existing jobs or locations, so we need some really competitive bonuses.
Ideas I'd like to exclude right off the bat:
- Salary. We'll be offering a decent salary for the person's skill level and this is also a given
- Two monitors/One large monitor. All of our employees will have a choice between these
- Free drinks & snacks. This is also a given, and not quite specific to programmers :)
If you can provide examples of companies that offer the bonus you're suggesting that would also be nice :)