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To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. To nominate your company for the 2016 list, go to greatplacetowork.com/learn-what-it-takes

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Telecommuting
Job sharing
Offers onsite childcare
Offers compressed work weeks
Paid sabbaticals
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Same-Sex Benefits
Tuition Reimbursed
Volunteer PTO
Insurance for Part-time
Onsite medical
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This year’s list marks Fortune's 18th year of partnering with Great Place to Work. Google ranks No.1 for the sixth time, and 16 new companies make impressive debuts, including Acuity (No. 3), Twitter (No. 24), and Riot Games (No. 13).

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  1. Rank
  2. % Women
  3. % Minorities
  4. # New Graduates Hired
  5. # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)

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Houston Methodist
Private, Non-Profit

Courtesy of Houston Methodist

Known for its friendly work environment, leaders at this large hospital system make rounds in the middle of the night to keep in touch with staff. And when the organization recently acquired two hospitals with more than 1,100 employees, CEO Dr. Marc Boom conducted multiple town hall meetings and provided an email address for the new employees to ask questions. The response time was less than 30 minutes each for the hundreds of questions received.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive Dr. Marc Boom
Rank last year 46
# of years on list 10
F500 Rank -
Industry Health Care
Year founded 1919
Type of organization Private, Non-Profit
Revenue (2014 or most recent year) $2.6 billion
Web address http://www.houstonmethodist.org/
Total US employees 15592
Full-Time jobs added in last year 1706
Number of work sites -

Perks

Offers compressed work weeks
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
Offers paid time off for volunteering
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Onsite medical care facility
Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees

Diversity

% Women 73.85%
% Minorities 66.60%
% African-American 27.21%
% Asian 19.78%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander 0.49%
% Caucasian or White 33.16%
% Hispanic/Latino 18.88%
% Native American/Alaska Native 0.24%
% Two or more races -
Same-Sex Benefits
Non-discrimination policy

Paid Time Off

Holidays 8
Vacation -
Sick days Set
General PTO 23

Compensation

Most common job (hourly) Registered Nurse II
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee) $76589.00
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee) $10367.00
Most common job (salaried) Manager Nursing
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee) $97431.00
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee) $4453.00

Hiring/Staffing

FT voluntary turnover 10.00%
# of job applicants 83772
Avg. # of applicants per opening 10
# of jobs filled 9954
Jobs filled internally 3336
% of jobs filled by referral 14.00%
# new graduates hired 241
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015) 1807

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