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Bright Horizons Family Solutions, which operates 1,100 childcare centers globally, offers its employees up to 32 hours of paid time off to volunteer each year. Last year the company sprang to action to help families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Bright Horizons Foundation immediately began plans to create a “Bright Space” at the border to help families in need and raised $25,000 toward the effort through company and employee donations. Partnering with the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, the foundation opened a Bright Space in just two weeks.

“Being Mexican-American myself, it was very hard to see the families coming into the respite center knowing that their journey there was so difficult. They get to the respite center, they’re tired, they’re hungry, scared not knowing what is going to happen next, and when they walk in the door and we’re able to clap our hands and let them know we’re happy to see you, please come in and join us, you can see the relief on their face. It was amazing.” Today 400 to 600 people (adults and children) are passing through the Humanitarian Respite Center each day.

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Company Info

Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
Rank last year66
Years on list
18
HQ location
Watertown, Mass.
Employees23,499
Job openings (as of February 2020)1,925
Industry
Education & Training
Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$2,062
Year founded
1986
Type of organization
Public
Number of work sites726
Websitehttps://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
no
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

% Women94.4%
% Minorities50.7%
% African-American/Black22.8%
% Asian7.6%
% Caucasian/White49.3%
% Hispanic/Latino16.6%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.4%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.4%
% Two or more races2.9%
% Unknown ethnicity0.1%
Date info provided
July 18, 2019

Paid Time Off

PTO limit (days)19
# Sick days
8

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Center Director
Avg. base pay (salaried)$64,805
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$3,984
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$68,789

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time and part-time job growth3%
# of job applicants93,801
Avg. # of applicants per opening9
# New graduates hired-