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30. Alston & Bird
Alston & Bird
Rank: 30 (Previous rank: 36)
What makes it so great?
The law firm invites all employees -- everyone from receptionists to shipping clerks to legal secretaries -- to attend monthly firm meeting marked by the review of a project and kudos to all who contributed.
Headquarters: One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
2008 revenue ($ millions): 552
Website: www.alston.com

Is Alston & Bird a great employer, or what?
Alston & Bird stats
U.S. employees 1,842
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 121
% job growth (1 year) 7%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 14,424
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 4
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Legal Secretary
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care Yes
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 28%
% women 53%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 56
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 55
From the Feb. 8, 2010 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 2008 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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