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    It’s the childcare provider’s “special mission” that drives its employees, who feel as though they’re “shaping our children’s future.” The company also offers workers a 50% discount at Bright Horizons centers. Says one staffer: “There’s no other company that would allow me to be with my children while building a career that I love.”

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    Company Info

    Rank last year-
    Years on list
    16
    HQ location
    Watertown, Mass.
    Total employees20,323
    Job openings (as of February 2017)1,530
    Industry
    Education & Training
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
    $1.5 billion
    Year founded
    1986
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites715
    Websitehttp://www.brighthorizons.com

    Perks

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

    Diversity

    % Women95%
    % Minorities43%
    % African-American/Black22%
    % Asian6%
    % Caucasian/White52%
    % Hispanic/Latino11%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    <1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    3%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    5%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO19
    Total PTO after 5 years
    24
    # Sick days
    5
    Max hours PTO for volunteering
    8
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Center Director
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$60,455
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$1,658
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$62,113
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Teacher
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$29,263
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$1,063
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)$30,326
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$590

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %6%
    # of job applicants89,085
    Avg. # of applicants per opening10
    FT voluntary turnover26%
    Jobs filled internally1,206
    % Jobs filled by referral18
    # New graduates hired-
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed$735

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)86
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)98