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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-