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88. KPMG
KPMG
Employees put together holiday packages for children's hospitals during KPMG's "Operation Holiday Bear Hugs."
Rank: 88 (Previous rank: 56)
What makes it so great?
Audit firm introduced a sabbatical program allowing employees to take leaves of four to 12 weeks at 20% of pay. Some 450 employees immediately signed up for it. Employees average 25 paid days off.
Headquarters: 345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
2008 revenue ($ millions): 20,110
Website: www.us.kpmg.com

Is KPMG a great employer, or what?
KPMG stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 20,972
Employees outside U.S. 397
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -1,581
% job growth (1 year) -7%
% voluntary turnover 12%
Applicants 150,058
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 2,700
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Senior Associate
$78,100
Most common job (hourly):
Senior Administrative Assistant
$58,000
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 Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 27%
% women 48%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 64
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
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.
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