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    The day-care and preschool company that runs 741 different locations is encouraging employees to go higher: If you get an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, the company will cover all expenses upfront and increase your salary by 5% upon completion. No wonder rehires are now its No. 3 source for hiring, and turnover is half the industry average.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year-
    Years on list
    18
    HQ location
    Watertown, Mass.
    Employees21,064
    Job openings (as of February 2019)9,613
    Industry
    Education & Training
    Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)$1,741
    Year founded
    1986
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites741
    Websitehttp://www.brighthorizons.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Subsidized childcare
    yes
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gym
    yes
    On-site medical care facility
    no
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Student loan debt repayment
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no

    Diversity

    % Minorities49%
    % African-American/Black23%
    % Asian7%
    % Caucasian/White51%
    % Hispanic/Latino15%
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races3%
    % Unknown ethnicity-

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO19
    # Sick days
    8

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Center Director
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$63,024
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$3,175
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$66,199

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth1%
    # of job applicants94,978
    Avg. # of applicants per opening10
    # New graduates hired-