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Hospitality pioneer encourages employees to transfer to one of 65 properties in its chain of boutique hotels. When a new hotel is opened, the goal is to staff it 50% with people from existing hotels. Kimpton plans to open 15 new hotels by 2017. Last year the company was acquired by Intercontinental Hotels Group (owner of the Holiday Inn brands) and will be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary. Upon the merger announcement, Kimpton employees were promised that its exemplary culture would remain intact.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
Mike DeFrino
Rank last year21
# of years on list6
F500 Rank-
Industry
Hospitality
Year founded1,981
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$1 billion
Web addresshttp://www.kimptonhotels.com
Total US employees8,116
Full-Time jobs added in last year50
Number of work sites-

Perks

Offers compressed work weeks
no
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
yes

Diversity

% Women44.83%
% Minorities62.30%
% African-American13.27%
% Asian10.03%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.37%
% Caucasian or White34.04%
% Hispanic/Latino35.49%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.18%
% Two or more races2.96%
Same-Sex Benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
7
Vacation
10
Sick days
Set
General PTO-

Compensation

Most common job (hourly)-
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
Most common job (salaried)-
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

Hiring/Staffing

FT voluntary turnover19.00%
# of job applicants190,296
Avg. # of applicants per opening150
# of jobs filled1,573
Jobs filled internally629
% of jobs filled by referral35.00%
# new graduates hired73
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)445