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58. Four Seasons Hotels
Four Seasons Hotels

Rank: 58 (Previous rank: 92)
What makes it so great?
Now owned by Isadore Sharp, Bill Gates, and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chain offers luxe benefits unusual in the field: automatic 401(k) contributions, 78% coverage of health insurance premium, free dental.
Headquarters: 1165 Leslie St.
Toronto, Canada M3C 2K8
2008 revenue ($ millions): 3,681

Is Four Seasons Hotels a great employer, or what?
Four Seasons Hotels stats
U.S. employees 12,345
Employees outside U.S. 19,995
New jobs (1 year) -1,135
% job growth (1 year) -9%
% voluntary turnover 12%
Applicants 2,862
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 160
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Guest Room Attendant
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 53%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 65
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 50
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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