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51. Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young
Rank: 51 (Previous rank: 57)
What makes it so great?
One-quarter of all manager hires and above are "boomerangs," ex-employees who get credit for their previous time in computing vacation and retirement. One new benefit: zero costs for hospital stays.
Headquarters: 5 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
2007 revenue ($ millions): 21,104
Website: www.ey.com
U.S. employees 26,090
Employees outside U.S. 104,000
New jobs (1 year) 119
% job growth (1 year) 0%
% voluntary turnover 14%
Applicants 301,968
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 2800
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Manager - a client-serving position
Most common job (hourly):
Administrative Assistant
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 30%
% women 49%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 76
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 76
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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