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    Employees feel the love at the Houston-based real estate investment trust, where hugging is a tradition and “everyone welcomes you and your ideas with open arms.” Gravy: Staff can stay in one of the company’s furnished apartments for just $20 a night on personal vacations, and their kids can get up to $4,500 a year in paid college costs.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year9
    Years on list
    10
    HQ location
    Houston
    Total employees1,622
    Job openings (as of February 2017)83
    Industry
    Construction & Real Estate
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
    $900.0 million
    Year founded
    1982
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites171
    Websitehttp://www.camdenliving.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    no
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    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
    no
    Health insurance for part-timers
    no
    PTO for volunteering
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women45%
    % Minorities50%
    % African-American/Black11%
    % Asian2%
    % Caucasian/White50%
    % Hispanic/Latino34%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    <1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    2%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    <1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO19
    Total PTO after 5 years
    35
    # Sick days
    6
    Max hours PTO for volunteering
    16
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Community Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$63,172
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$18,365
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$81,537
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Leasing Consultant
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$30,422
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$12,786
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)$43,208
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %-7%
    # of job applicants27,312
    Avg. # of applicants per opening32
    FT voluntary turnover16%
    Jobs filled internally386
    % Jobs filled by referral35
    # New graduates hired19
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed$4,500

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)21
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)35