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Bright Horizons Family Solutions

It’s the childcare provider’s “special mission” that drives its employees, who feel as though they’re “shaping our children’s future.” The company also offers workers a 50% discount at Bright Horizons centers. Says one staffer: “There’s no other company that would allow me to be with my children while building a career that I love.”

Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

Rank last year

-

Years on list

16

HQ location

Watertown, Mass.

Total employees

20,323

Job openings (as of February 2017)

1,530

Industry

Education & Training

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$1.5 billion

Year founded

1986

Type of organization

Public

Number of work sites

715

Perks
offers
Onsite fitness center
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite childcare
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Onsite medical care facility
Medical facility at all locations
Sick days for part-timers
Diversity
% Women95%
% Minorities43%
% African-American/Black22%
% Asian6%
% Caucasian/White52%
% Hispanic/Latino11%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races3%
% Unknown ethnicity5%
Paid Time Off
General PTO19
Total PTO after 5 years24
# Sick days5
Max hours PTO for volunteering8
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Center Director
Avg. base pay (salaried)$60,455
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$1,658
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$62,113
Most common job (for hourly employee)Teacher
Avg. base pay (hourly)$29,263
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$1,063
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$30,326
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$590
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %6%
# of job applicants89,085
Avg. # of applicants per opening10
FT voluntary turnover26%
Jobs filled internally1,206
% Jobs filled by referral18
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$735
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)86
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)98

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