The Cheesecake Factory

100 Best Companies 2020-The Cheesecake Factory
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    After hearing from employees about a desire to have an easier way to donate excess food to the less fortunate, the popular restaurant chain launched a pilot program in partnership with food tech platform Copia and delivery service DoorDash. As of now, 26 of the Cheesecake Factory’s 206 restaurants participate in the program, which donates to local nonprofits. The company says the program is now expanding to all restaurants under its banner. Employees also praise the approachability of management. “I would say that the openness and supportive management team is unparalleled to anywhere else I have worked,” says one worker. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year25
    Years on list7
    HQ locationCalabasas Hills, Calif.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)2,300
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$2,332
    Year founded1978
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites221


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksNo
    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


    % Women44.9%
    % Minorities62.9%
    % African-American/Black17.6%
    % Asian3.4%
    % Caucasian/White34%
    % Hispanic/Latino34.8%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.4%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.6%
    % Two or more races6%
    % Unknown ethnicity3.1%
    Date info providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)17
    # Sick days5


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Restaurant Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$69,463
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$7,534
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$76,997

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth-
    # of job applicants-
    Avg. # of applicants per opening21
    # New graduates hired-