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    Wow stories of fanatical service by waiters and waitresses circulate widely in this chain of 189 restaurants. Servers earn $42,455 a year and enjoy benefits not common in this field: health insurance and a healthcare advocacy service available to all employees as well as their immediate families. Starting in 2015 for corporate employees: three-week paid sabbaticals after every five years of service.

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    David Overton
    Rank last year92
    # of years on list2
    F500 Rank-
    Industry
    Hospitality
    Year founded1,978
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $1.9 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.thecheesecakefactory.com
    Total US employees35,140
    Full-Time jobs added in last year-
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

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

    Diversity

    % Women42.80%
    % Minorities60.12%
    % African-American14.72%
    % Asian3.15%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.73%
    % Caucasian or White39.56%
    % Hispanic/Latino37.03%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.26%
    % Two or more races4.23%
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    5.5
    Vacation
    7.5
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO-

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)
    Server
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)$9,732
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)$32,723
    Most common job (salaried)
    Restaurant Manager
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)$57,714
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)$2,494

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover4.00%
    # of job applicants499,481
    Avg. # of applicants per opening23
    # of jobs filled21,600
    Jobs filled internally-
    % of jobs filled by referral15.00%
    # new graduates hired2
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)1,750