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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