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18. Shared Technologies
Shared Technologies
Rank: 18 (Previous rank: 25)
What makes it so great?
When this installer of data and telephone systems hit a slow patch this year, senior managers gave up bonuses, CEO Tony Parella cut his salary 50%, travel costs were reduced, and open positions were left unfilled. Result: not a single layoff.
Headquarters: 1405 S. Beltline Road
Coppell, TX 75019
2007 revenue ($ millions): 325
U.S. employees 1,568
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 163
% job growth (1 year) 12%
% voluntary turnover 7%
Applicants 4,827
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 19
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Rep
Most common job (hourly):
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage Yes
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 20%
% women 26%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 43
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 75
From the February 2, 2009 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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