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8. Methodist Hospital System
Methodist Hospital System
Rank: 8 (Previous rank: 10)
What makes it so great?
Methodist broke ground on $2 billion in construction in 2008, filled 300 new jobs, and awarded merit pay raises of 3%. Salaried employees who worked long hours after Hurricane Ike got $250 Kroger gift cards.
Headquarters: 6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
2007 revenue ($ millions): 1,742
U.S. employees 10,535
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 67
% job growth (1 year) 1%
% voluntary turnover 11%
Applicants 135,639
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 400
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Manager Nursing
Most common job (hourly):
RN Clinical Colleague
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 66%
% women 75%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 100
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 105
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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