100 Best Companies 2020-Kimley Horn
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    One of just 12 companies on the list that pay for 100% of employee health care costs, this engineering and design consultancy leverages a tradition of rewarding new hires as much as 20-year veterans with profit sharing and new opportunities. Some examples include generous year-end bonuses (in 2018, 89% of staff received a minimum bonus of one month’s pay), an in-house MBA-like training program and Red Envelope Day (surprise bonuses or gift cards all around), and Teamwork Awards (on-the-spot $50 rewards for hard work). “There is a strong emphasis on making this your workplace for the remainder of your career,” says one employee. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year18
    Years on list13
    HQ locationRaleigh, N.C.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)398
    IndustryProfessional Services
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$917
    Year founded1967
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites-


    100% health coverageYes
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    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-timersNo
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Women36.5%
    % Minorities19.2%
    % African-American/Black2.7%
    % Asian4.9%
    % Caucasian/White80.3%
    % Hispanic/Latino8.5%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.2%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.4%
    % Two or more races2.5%
    % Unknown ethnicity0.5%
    Date info providedAug. 28, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)26
    # Sick days-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Engineering Analyst
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$71,445
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$10,102
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$81,547

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth17%
    # of job applicants68,600
    Avg. # of applicants per opening59
    # New graduates hired377