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Woah now. Let's take an example like health coverage. You're going to get it whether or not your employer gives it to you as a perk. However, if they buy it they can take advantage of the economies of scale and get you a plan that would cost you $10k but only costs them $5k. It's a win for both parties, because you might be willing to be paid $93k+health plan instead of $100k without a health plan---you're basically getting something that's worth $103k to you. Meanwhile, that compensation package that's worth $103k to you is only costing them $98k. Lots of other perks work this same way.