Top 10 Part-Time Jobs with Benefits

part time jobs with benefitsEmployment benefits are often reserved for full-time employees, but working less than 40 hours a week doesn't necessarily mean you're out of luck. Some companies do offer their part-time employees benefit packages, with some rivaling what you'd expect to get from a full-time position.

The requirements for eligibility vary but usually include a minimum number of hours worked per week and/or only kick in after you've worked for a specified length of time. In the market for a part-time gig?

Here's our list of the10 best part-time jobs with benefits.


1. REI (Recreational Equipment)

REI offers all employees some form of health care coverage (even temporary and seasonal staff) with the best plan kicking in at just 20 hours a week. Other perks include merchandise discounts, incentive pay, retirement and profit sharing, and even discounted travel through the REI Adventures program.

Whole Foods Market

2. Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods added 14 new stores last year and offers a laundry list of benefits to all their employees, including those working part time. Team members are eligible for health, dental, and vision plans after 400 service hours as well as a 401(k) retirement plan, paid time off, and a 20 percent store discount.


3. Nordstrom

Among Nordstrom's offerings to part-time staff are health insurance, 401(k), life, disability, and accidental death insurance, paid time off, and adoption assistance.


4. Starbucks Coffee

Every Starbucks "partner" that works 20 hours per week or more is eligible for full benefits that include health, retirement, and stock options, plus a free pound of coffee (or box of tea) every single week.


5. UPS

UPS describes their benefit package for part-time workers as "world class." It includes medical, dental, and vision coverage plus life and long-term care insurance, 401(k), discounted stock options, tuition reimbursement, and an income protection plan.


6. Lowe's

Part-time employees at Lowe's have access to a limited benefit health plan plus life, vision, dental, and disability, as well as a 401(k). They also earn 40 hours of vacation after just 180 days of service.


7. JCPenney

At JCPenney anyone working fewer than 35 hours per week is eligible for their Additional Benefits Choices program, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage plus life insurance and critical illness/accident coverage.

lands end

8. Lands' End

Working at Lands' End part time not only qualifies you for dental, vision, and retirement plans (and access to an onsite medical clinic if you live in Dodgeville, Wisc.) but also discounts on merchandise at both Lands' End and Sears stores and special deals at area attractions such as theme parks.

jp morgan chase

9. JP Morgan Chase

At JP Morgan Chase part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for most benefits after 90 days of service. Offerings include medical, dental, vision, retirement, and stock purchase plans plus paid time off, tuition and adoption assistance, and various banking-related options like checking account and credit card perks.

barnes and noble

10. Barnes & Noble

Part-time employees at Barnes & Noble are eligible for medical, dental, and flex spending as well as life insurance, 401(k), a discount on books, access to a book loan program if you don't want to buy, and interesting deals on useful stuff like electronics, flowers, and banking services.

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Douglas E. Rea

Kohl's is not part time associate friendly. After 12 years of dedicated service and earning paid vacation time averaged out by hours worked for the year, last year almost 80, as of Feb.2,2015, I'm only entitled to earn 36 hours max!!!!! they just cut our time in half, How does that benefit a hard working associate that works hard and never calls out, does everything they're supposed to? We are not robots or machines, We have lives and families outside of Kohl's that sometimes we enjoy vacations and down time with.Shame on Kohl's for making their profits on the backs of Partime associates,If you work there less than 3 years now you get none ,It's the part time associates that do the brunt of all the work with no weekends off and crazy schedules.Someone please explain how this new policy benefits me?

February 16 2015 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I just recently got hired at Lowes part time and so far it seems to be pretty good ........I like the idea that you get a week off after 180 days but, as far as the health insurance .....I don't think that's a good deal plus I already have health insurance through hubby ...........that is if they don't make him drop it because I am working part time with Lowes.......Someone said they got all dressed up for the Lowes interview but, I didn't ...........I walked in there with jeans and a T-shirt on and they ask me a bunch of questions and I answered them ....I think they give to many interviews ........I had 3 but, that was my only problem with working for Lowes ......Why all the interviews for a little part time cashier job ??

November 15 2013 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Barnes and Noble offers benefits to leads in departments only.

September 13 2013 at 6:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow a big offer'''''If you're looking for a job as a bookkeeper in the states please contact : for more information

September 29 2012 at 9:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

REI looks like a great place to work!

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January 21 2012 at 3:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rebecca H

That looks great! I need to get a part time job that offers benefits. I think working at whole foods would be fun, I love shopping there. They have a great selection of organic cereal and food. Plus, they are only a few blocks away from me!

December 15 2011 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They are closing stores in our area in mid-west

November 27 2011 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wholesale Clothing Brands,Outdoor Jackets、Free Jackets、Down Jackets、Boots、The North Face、Canada Goose、Mamort、Mammut、Arcteryx、Columbia、Supras、Nike、Ugg、Asics...

October 11 2011 at 4:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whole Foods Market ....great company all around !

May 21 2011 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You people crack me up . You complain about unions and complain about companies that don't pay much in the same sentence. It was the unions who got the big three auto makers to hire off the streets again and the companies who choose to move those jobs out of this country for profit but it kinda back fired on them. Someone in Mexico making a peso an hour isn't buying the $40,000 cars every 4 to 6 years. Wal-mart and McDonalds weren't mentioned cause they are basicly chinesse companies operating in the United States.

January 21 2011 at 7:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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