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100 Best Companies to Work For

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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 register for the 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which allows participation in all our Best Workplaces lists, including Millennials, Women, Diversity, and over a dozen additional lists, go to greatplacetowork.com/100Best.

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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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Kimley-Horn and Associates

Last year's Rank: 25
It’s one heart-warming story after another at this hospital treating children with cancer. All 4,000 employees work at one location, a lush 62-acre campus in Memphis. Many employees are imbued with a tremendous sense living for something bigger than themselves. One of the major events of the year is the Memphis St. Jude Marathon Weekend, […]
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Employees reap top rewards from this design consulting firm, where engineers, planners, and environmental scientists work on projects ranging from bridges to sewer systems to airports. and transit systems. Combined profit sharing and 401k match was over 17% of salaries last year. The firm’s retirement compensation was four times more than larger-sized firms in their industry. Kimley-Horn also goes to great lengths to thank employees — of which 300 of them actually own it — from passing out Honeybaked Ham gift cards during the holidays to giving out gift cards and bonuses. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year 25
# of years on list 9
Industry Professional Services
Year founded 1967
CEO/Top executive John C. Atz
HQ location Cary, North Carolina
Type of organization Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year) $523.8 million
Web address http://www.kimley-horn.com
Total U.S. employees 2,272
Total employees outside the U.S. -
Full-time jobs added in last year 298
FT job growth in the past year 16%
Number of work sites 78

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 -
Offers paid time off for volunteering
Max PTO for volunteering -

Diversity

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% Women 32
% Minorities 17
% African-American/Black 2.8
% Asian 4.8
% Caucasian/White 82.9
% Hispanic/Latino 6.9
% Native American/Alaska Native 0.3
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.4
% Two or more races 1.8
Same-sex benefits
Non-discrimination policy

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays -
Vacation -
Sick days Unlimited
General PTO 21
Total PTO after 5 years 29

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee) Engineering Analyst
Avg. base pay (salaried) $62788.00
Avg. extra compensation (salaried) $8152.00
Total pay (salaried position) $70940.00
Most common job (for hourly employee) Administrative Support
Avg. base pay (hourly) $45716.00
Avg. extra compensation (hourly) $2389.00
Total pay (hourly position) $48105.00

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016) 312
# of job applicants 50,980
Avg. # of applicants per opening 109.6
FT voluntary turnover 6%
# of jobs filled 465
Jobs filled internally 85
% of jobs filled by referral 18%
# new graduates hired 274

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee) 80
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee) 30

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