Bright Horizons Family Solutions

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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. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year66
    Years on list18
    HQ locationWatertown, Mass.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)1,925
    IndustryEducation & Training
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$2,062
    Year founded1986
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites726


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymNo
    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


    % 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 providedJuly 18, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)19
    # Sick days8


    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-