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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.

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Google/Alphabet is the No. 1 place to work for the seventh time in 10 years. Six newcomers include Veterans United at No. 30, Hilton Hotels at No. 56, and Slalom Consulting at No. 100. IKEA’s U.S. division returns to the list, along with GoDaddy and Sheetz.

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Acuity Insurance

Last year's Rank: 3
Forty-year-old biotech firm surveyed employees before breaking ground on a new 68,000 square-foot employee center. Among the suggested features to be included: a farmers market, beauty spa, pool tables, massage chairs, televisions, a fitness center with saunas and steam rooms, a primary and urgent care clinic, and a career development hub. Workers enjoy on-campus amenities […]
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“Have Fun” is a core value at this property and casualty insurer. Four ping-pong tables and a popcorn machine sit outside their cafeteria. Their summer family picnic is packed with rides, $250 door prizes, an adult casino and human foosball (a life-sized version of the popular table game). The lucky winner of Bossy Bingo left the festival with $5,000. Selfie days and beach bashes come together with high salaries (an average of $16K above industry average) and generous merit increases. Their Sheboygan headquarters boasts the country’s largest flagpole at 400 feet. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year 3
# of years on list 2
Industry Financial Services & Insurance
Year founded 1925
CEO/Top executive Ben Salzmann
HQ location Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Type of organization Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year) $1.2 billion
Web address https://www.acuity.com
Total U.S. employees 1,110
Total employees outside the U.S. -
Full-time jobs added in last year 113
FT job growth in the past year 11%
Number of work sites 2

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
Offers health insurance to part-timers
Offers telecommuting
Offers job sharing
Offers onsite childcare
Offers compressed work weeks
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Onsite medical care facility
Location of medical facility -
Offers college tuition reimbursement
Max tuition Unlimited
Offers paid time off for volunteering
Max PTO for volunteering -

Diversity

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% Women 53
% Minorities 3
% African-American/Black 0.6
% Asian 0.9
% Caucasian/White 96.8
% Hispanic/Latino 1.3
% Native American/Alaska Native 0.2
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander -
% Two or more races 0.2
Same-sex benefits
Non-discrimination policy

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays 9
Vacation 13
Sick days Unlimited
General PTO -
Total PTO after 5 years 24

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee) -
Avg. base pay (salaried) -
Avg. extra compensation (salaried) -
Total pay (salaried position) -
Most common job (for hourly employee) -
Avg. base pay (hourly) -
Avg. extra compensation (hourly) -
Total pay (hourly position) -

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016) 54
# of job applicants 6,143
Avg. # of applicants per opening 26
FT voluntary turnover 2%
# of jobs filled 235
Jobs filled internally 53
% of jobs filled by referral 27%
# new graduates hired 61

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee) 54
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee) 57

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