Intuitive Surgical offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to strengthen our organization by supporting each employee’s ability to balance their work, personal and family life.

Through Intuitive Surgical's benefits, employees have the opportunity to enjoy a higher quality of life and also share in the Company's success.

Health Care Benefits – U.S. Employees

Intuitive Surgical extends comprehensive health care benefits to all regular full-time employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and eligible dependents. Health care benefits include:

* Health Maintenance Organization
* Preferred Provider Organization
* Kaiser (California based employees only)
* Employee Assistance Program (designed to help employees successfully manage work and life issues)
* Prescription Drug Coverage
* Dental
* Vision

Income Protection Benefits

Intuitive Surgical offers partial continuation of income to financially protect our employees in the event that they become injured or ill and are unable to work. Our disability benefits include:

* Paid Sick Leave
* Short-term Disability
* Long-term Disability

Life Insurance

Up to three (3) times the employee's base salary is provided to surviving beneficiaries in case of the employee’s death. This plan also provides dismemberment insurance and increased coverage for accidental death. Employees also have the option of purchasing supplemental life insurance for themselves, their spouses, and their children.

Pre-Tax Spending Accounts

Employees can reduce taxable income and extend purchasing power by enrolling in the following pretax spending accounts:

* Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (e.g. child daycare or summer camp)
* Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan
* Commuter Check Program

Retirement and Investment Programs

Intuitive Surgical offers two programs which allow employees to save and invest for the future and to benefit from the success of the company.

* 401(k) Savings Plan
* Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Paid Time Off

The ability to attend to personal needs and maintain a work-life balance is important. We offer the following benefits to our employees:

* Vacation (Starting with 14 days of vacation, year one)
* Company Holidays (9 days each year)
* New Parent Leave (5 days; separate from Maternity Leave)

Incentive Program

* Corporate Incentive/Bonus Plan
* Patent Bonus Program
* Employee Recognition Plan
* Employee Referral Program

Additional Programs and Perks

* Credit Union membership (available to Sunnyvale employees)
* On-site dry cleaning (pick-up and drop-off)
* On-site oil change and car wash service
* Discounts at local amusement parks and attractions
* Company events - summer picnic; February gala, seasonal gatherings