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    The iconic telecom company is undergoing a massive update of its technology—and is retraining its workers to match. That means that rather than making big layoffs and hiring new, tech-savvy workers, AT&T is pushing to retrain more than 100,000 of its staff to work with the modern equipment and thrive in today’s tech-centric business world. (See our feature in the March 15 issue of Fortune magazine for more.) Employees appreciate the “sheer size and scale” of the effort, as well as the company’s ongoing push toward innovation, and say they’re happy with the ample opportunities to grow: “you can start your career in HR, and retire in Finance.” Last year, AT&T filled more than 40% of its open positions with internal candidates.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year-
    Years on list
    New
    HQ location
    Dallas
    Total employees269,000
    Job openings (as of February 2017)1,800
    Industry
    Telecommunications
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)-
    Year founded
    1877
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites-
    Websitehttp://www.att.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    no
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    no
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women33%
    % Minorities41%
    % African-American/Black19%
    % Asian6%
    % Caucasian/White58%
    % Hispanic/Latino13%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    2%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO18
    Total PTO after 5 years
    23
    # Sick days-
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers
    18
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Confidential
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Confidential
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %4%
    # of job applicants1,185,582
    Avg. # of applicants per opening16
    FT voluntary turnover-
    Jobs filled internally18,320
    % Jobs filled by referral46
    # New graduates hired1,275
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)75
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)72