St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    This research hospital’s mission of helping children with serious illness is, in and of itself, the most gratifying aspect of working here. Employees “genuinely” look forward to work, and “morale is extremely high.” Meanwhile, “personable” leaders “make sure everyone in every position knows how important their job is.” Read Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year36
    Years on list8
    HQ locationMemphis
    Job openings (as of February 2018)176
    IndustryHealth Care
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$883.2
    Year founded1962
    Type of organizationNon-Profit
    Number of work sites1


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Minorities41%
    % African-American/Black25%
    % Asian12%
    % Caucasian/White59%
    % Hispanic/Latino3%
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races1%
    % Unknown ethnicity-

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO25
    # Sick days9
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers5


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$54,328
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$3,590
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$57,918

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth10%
    # of job applicants53,132
    Avg. # of applicants per opening66
    FT voluntary turnover6%
    Jobs filled internally36%
    Jobs filled by referral1%
    # New graduates hired100