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Founded in 1927, Salt Lake City-based company helped launch the employee recognition industry—what used to be gold watches for 25 years’ service and now includes software tools to let employees give public kudos to peers. O. C. Tanner makes sure it appreciates its own team. The firm used to have a holiday party for managers only, but starting two years ago it became an all-employee dinner, with managers serving the meals. This past holiday season, the company made a reservation at a 5-star hotel for the event so every O.C. Tanner employee—including the cafeteria and maintenance staffs—could relax and feel included.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
David A. Petersen
Rank last year-
# of years on list-
F500 Rank-
Industry
Professional Services
Year founded1,927
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$439 million
Web addresshttp://www.octanner.com
Total US employees1,354
Full-Time jobs added in last year-126
Number of work sites-

Perks

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

Diversity

% Women59.38%
% Minorities25.55%
% African-American1.55%
% Asian12.04%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.89%
% Caucasian or White74.22%
% Hispanic/Latino9.68%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.30%
% Two or more races1.11%
Same-Sex Benefits
no
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
11
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 turnover5.00%
# of job applicants2,918
Avg. # of applicants per opening23
# of jobs filled161
Jobs filled internally36
% of jobs filled by referral52.00%
# new graduates hired14
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)30