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64. Stew Leonard's
Stew Leonard's
Rank: 64 (Previous rank: 53)
What makes it so great?
Supermarket operator introduced phased retirement: In their last year of service, employees work three days, and get paid for five.

Senior managers froze their salaries so that other employees could get raises (4% for hourly folks, 3% for salaried) and the company could maintain its no-layoff policy.

Headquarters: 100 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT 6851
2008 revenue ($ millions): 376

Is Stew Leonard's a great employer, or what?
Stew Leonard's stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 2,037
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -80
% job growth (1 year) -6%
% voluntary turnover 6%
Applicants 11,888
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 10
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
$72,490
Most common job (hourly):
Host/Hostess
$30,819
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 51%
% women 43%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes**
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 50
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 50
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
Notes:
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.
** Stew Leonard's offers domestic partners benefits to all same sex couples who are married.
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