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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.

Company Information

HQ Location
Memphis, Tenn.
Health Care
Type of Organization
Year Founded1,962
Web Address
Total # of Employees
Best Companies Rank32
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% 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
% Native American/Alaska Native
% Two or More Races1%
% Caucasian/White60%