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Strategy: The 11 coolest perks at Facebook, the best place to work in America

In many Facebook offices, you can grab a free meal throughout the day.

A look inside the perks and benefits Facebook offers its employees.

• Facebook is now the most desirable place to work in the US, according to Glassdoor.

• Facebook's careers page and Glassdoor reviews break down the tech company's top benefits in North America.

• Some perks include free meals, ample time for vacation, and lots of support for new parents.

• Facebook's benefits received a 4.7 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor.

Glassdoor just crowned Facebook the best place to work in the US this year.

That's not shocking, considering some of the company's tempting perks.

A quick glance at its careers page — along with its Glassdoor reviews — reveals a whole slew of enviable benefits. So does reporting from the Guardian's Julia Carrie Wong, whose article highlighted the inequality between Facebook staffers and contractors.

On its jobs site, Facebook advocates for a "holistic approach to benefits and perks," and focuses on several different spheres, including health, family, community, finance, and convenience.

Here's a look at some of the perks Facebook offers employees in North America.

Four months of paid time off for new mothers and fathers — within the first year of a child's birth or adoption

A bike repair shop for Menlo Park employees

A wellness allowance to finance gym membership or other healthy activities

21 days of paid vacation for full-time employees

An arcade full of video games for Menlo Park workers

$4,000 in "baby cash" for new parents — along with financial assistance for egg-freezing and adoption fees

Free meals and snacks throughout the day

Access to an on-site barber's shop in the Menlo Park office

On-site health and dental care

Valet parking for the Menlo Park headquarters, along with a free charging station for electric cars

Dry cleaning services at the Menlo Park office

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