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    Sprawled across a 63-acre campus in Memphis, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is on a mission to eradicate children’s cancer. “You make a difference,” says Jimmy Winton, director of environmental services. Staff members are regularly treated to live music, tea parties, golf tournaments and fresh food that is grown in on-site gardens. The company pays for 90 percent of employee dependent coverage, has exceptional leave policies — staffers can use their colleagues’ unwanted vacation days through a leave-sharing program — and offers tuition reimbursement of $4,500 per year. Additionally, team members praise the hospital for valuing diversity. “They try to get the best person for the job, and it just so happens that they considered a lot of the best people for the job to be African-American,” said St. Jude administrative director Charlette M. Hill, who has been with the company for 19 years. Read the Great Place to Work review.

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    Company Information

    HQ Location
    Memphis, Tenn.
    Industry
    Health Care
    Type of Organization
    Non-Profit
    Year Founded1,962
    Web Addresshttp://www.stjude.org
    Total # of Employees
    3,951
    Best Companies Rank32
    Best Companies URL/best-companies/st-jude-childrens-research-hospital-32/

    Diversity

    % of Women67%
    % of Women in Executive Positions42%
    % of Women in Manager Positions10%
    % of Minorities39%
    % of Minorities in Executive Positions-
    % of Minorities in Manager Positions23%

    Race and Ethnicity Groups

    % African-American/Black25%
    % Asian12%
    % Hispanic/Latino2%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.10%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.08%
    % Two or More Races1%
    % Caucasian/White60%