32 Wild Perks That Come With Working At The Control Group

The Control Group has a culture that believes that a good employee is a happy employee, and when it comes to employee happiness, TCG pulls out all of the stops. 

We’re #blessed to have two teams that work hard to make every day a good day. The amazing facilities team goes to epic lengths to spoil us rotten, and our HR department constantly comes up with new benefits that leave us speechless.

If you’re thinking about joining the TCG family, check our currently available positions! And a big thank you to all of the team members who go above-and-beyond the call of duty to make TCG a one-of-a-kind office environment. 

Fun

Company Days Out

TCG day out

From betting big at the Del Mar races to an afternoon of bowling and tacos at the Punch Bowl Social club, our regular company outings are a great way to bond with coworkers. Each trip usually includes a ride in an epic party bus and free food and drinks!   

Funday Friday

The first rule of Funday Friday is you don’t talk about Funday Friday. But we can reveal that it’s a) top secret b) very fun.

Epic Holiday Parties

TCG holiday party

Our holiday parties would make Jay Gatsby blush. Check out our blog from last year’s holiday party, which included sword-eaters, bearded ladies, and contortionist performers! We also like to give back during the holidays, and our Toys For Tots drive is always a huge success.

Grow

$5000 Education/Development Annually

attending a conference

Whether you want to attend PubCon in Las Vegas or take a new course to sharpen your skills, The Control Group will pay up to $5000 every year for you to keep growing with us!

Lunch and Learns

Learn more about a different team and exciting projects by attending a lunch and learn seminar!

Habitat

State-Of-The-Art Office

The Control Group downtown office

Our modern office is located in the heart of the business district. We enjoy a 360° panoramic view of the San Diego skyline, and you can either lounge around on a comfy couch, grab an armchair, or just enjoy the luxury ergonomic desk chair sitting next to your desk. Each team member has a smart desk which can transform from a sit-down to a stand-up desk at just the touch of a button.

Brand New Equipment

TCG offers MacBook laptops to employees, so you can mosey around the office, catch up on emails at home, or host an off-site team meeting.

Dogs (And Waived Adoption Fees)

boston terrier working on laptop

Bring in your own four-legged furry friend or cuddle up with one of the many adorable dogs hanging around the office. If you’re looking to adopt a new pup, we’ll pay your adoption fees when you adopt from the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Free Parking or Commuter Pass

Parking in downtown San Diego can be a drag — especially in the summer. Plus, the average cost of a monthly parking space can set you back hundreds of dollars! But TCG pays for your parking, and it’s only a few steps from the office. If you prefer to commute to work, we also offer commuter passes.

Ping-Pong, Music Room, and Video Games

ping pong at The Control Group

We have a ping-pong table in the kitchen, so feel free to de-stress with a game of table tennis at lunch! If you prefer video games, a Nintendo and Playstation await you if you need a break. Immerse yourself in a new world with PlaystationVR — or pick up a guitar and join an impromptu jam session in the music room.

Fully Stocked Bathroom

If you need to freshen up our bathrooms are fully stocked with luxury skincare products, deodorant, toothbrushes, mouth wash, lotions, and feminine hygiene products. We only stock up using products that are organic and all natural. We have vegan options too!

Free Swag

the control group beach umbrella

TCG swag bags come with super-soft t-shirts, hoodies, and oodles of awesome accessories ranging from water bottles, beach umbrellas, yoga mats, and hats.

Casual Dress Code

TCG was born and raised in San Diego, so flip-flops and t-shirts are acceptable office attire!

Flexibility

Unlimited Vacation

unlimited vacation at The Control Group

Yep — unlimited paid vacation. If you have a strong case of wanderlust, you’ll meet plenty of likeminded globetrotters to trade travel tips with at TCG. You’ll also get 10 paid sick days and 9 paid company holidays per year.

Work From Home Days

We get it. Some days, you just don’t wanna put on pants. With 3 work-from-home days a month, feel free to jam out some work in the comfort of your own abode.

Maternity and Paternity WFH 

Maternity work from home policy

Parents with children under the age of 2 are allocated two work-from-home days per week!

Health

blood drive TCG

Free Health Insurance

Your health matters. That’s why our employee health insurance plan is 100% paid for by the company. And psst — it’s really, really good insurance. You’ll have access to the best healthcare facilities in San Diego.

Family Health Insurance

The Control Group will cover 70% of the cost of health insurance for your domestic partner, spouse and children, so you can rest easy knowing that your family is covered.

Refreshment

A Fully-Stocked Kitchen

cheese plate

Our kitchen is stuffed with refreshments. We cater to all diets. Keto, vegan, paleo — whatever you like to eat, we have something for you! With cooking utensils and a Vitamix, you can whip up anything from a breakfast sandwich to a hearty protein shake.

Private Chef

private chef at The Control Group

A private chef visits TCG three times a week to whip up a tasty feast for us, so don’t bother with a packed lunch! It’s all complimentary, so you can save a ton of cash by eating at work. 

Free Beverages 

coffee machine

Featuring Pressed Juicery juices, coconut water, protein shakes, Red Bull, Izze Sparkling Juice, and much more, you’ll never be dehydrated at TCG. We also have kombucha on tap and a coffee bar featuring a JURA automatic coffee machine. Don’t worry if you’re lactose-intolerant, we also have a wide selection of nut and soy milks to choose from!

Snacks-On-Snacks

free snacks at The Control Group

“Free snacks” usually means some brown apples and maybe a few dusty granola bars. Luckily, we’re not your usual workplace. We have snacks ranging from beef jerky and fresh fruit and artisanal almonds — and just about everything in-between.

Rewards

Bonuses & Incentives

bonuses at The Control Group

In addition to your salary, you have the opportunity to make generous bonuses through quarterly bonus goals and split-test wins. Unlike other companies, which often have pie-in-the-sky bonus goals that are impossible to meet, ours are attainable. And unlike other companies where you have to wait a year to get a bonus payout, our bonuses are paid out quarterly. Just walk around the office and count how many giant checks you see on our desks!

Flex Spending Account

TCG offers FSA accounts, so you can use your pre-taxed income to save on health care and childcare costs.

401(k) Matching

We’re a forward-thinking company, and that includes thinking about your future financial security. So we match 100% of the first 4% that you contribute to your 401(k) account. And company match contributions are automatically 100% vested (no vesting schedule).

Contests and Prizes

Prell Award at The Control Group

Our monthly contests and prizes give Oprah a run for her money! Win a Vitamix at a Christmas ornament decorating contest, or score a $500 gift card for having the healthiest selfie! If you want a serious case of FOMO, ask TCG employees what they won at the Christmas party…

Student Debt Paydown or Education Save Up

TCG’s “Caps & Gowns” program helps you pay off student loans or save up for financial costs associated with education. TCG will contribute $100 each month towards the principal balance of your student loan or ScholarShare 529 Education Save Up Plan. 

Service Awards

TCG rewards loyalty. For service milestone achievements, such as 1, 3, and 5 years of service, you get a preloaded Amex Gift card for $500, $1000 and $2000 respectively.

Wellness

Massages

a chair massage

Sitting in front of a desk all day can cause tension in your shoulders, but with complimentary chair massages twice-a-week, you can unwind and relax.

Free Gym Membership

Every TCG employee receives a free gym membership to a full-service gym located minutes from the office. Hit the climbing wall at lunchtime, or break a sweat on the treadmill!

Stretching Gym

We have an on-site stretching gym stocked with yoga mats, foam rollers, and other exercise equipment so if you need to roll out a stiff neck, we have you covered! TCG also offers stretching personal training sessions once-a-week. 

Community Work

beach cleanup

Giving back is part of the culture at TCG. We’ve helped high schoolers get excited about computer science with An Hour Of Code, raised money for our furry friends by running in the Helen Woodward Puppy Love 5K, and annually participate in a beach clean-up! 

Feeling a little jealous? If you want to work for The Control Group after reading about these amazing perks, click here to check out our Careers page to see what positions are available.

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