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Operating 201 restaurants with an eclectic menu, large portions, and signature cheesecakes, the company currently has a targeted recruiting program to find kitchen jobs for military veterans. Since the company has a long history of promoting from within, many of these folks may find themselves in top roles: 100% of their general managers, executive kitchen managers and area field leaders were hired internally, and started in either hourly jobs or as first-level managers. As part of their onboarding process, the company makes sure to ask new employees a key question: “What is your favorite cheesecake flavor?” Prior to their first day, their favorite cheesecake is sent to their home so they can enjoy it with family and friends. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year88
# of years on list
3
Industry
Hospitality
Year founded1,978
CEO/Top executive
David Overton
HQ location
Calabasas Hills, California
Type of organization
Public
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$1.9 billion
Web addresshttp://www.thecheesecakefactory.com
Total U.S. employees
35,664
Total employees outside the U.S.
4
Full-time jobs added in last year
1,110
FT job growth in the past year
7%
Number of work sites
194

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
no
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
no
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$2,500
Offers paid time off for volunteering
no
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women43
% Minorities60
% African-American/Black
15.9
% Asian
3.2
% Caucasian/White
39.3
% Hispanic/Latino
35.4
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.3
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.7
% Two or more races
4.6
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
6
Vacation
10
Sick days
Set
General PTO
10
Total PTO after 5 years
32

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Restaurant Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$64,628
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$5,666
Total pay (salaried position)$70,294.00
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Server
Avg. base pay (hourly)$9,944
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$34,224
Total pay (hourly position)$44,168

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)2,200
# of job applicants
546,402
Avg. # of applicants per opening
32
FT voluntary turnover
31%
# of jobs filled
17,051
Jobs filled internally
-
% of jobs filled by referral
10%
# new graduates hired100

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)327
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)151