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89. Bright Horizons
Bright Horizons
Rank: 89 (Previous rank: 80)
What makes it so great?
Caregivers got a big pat on the back from First Lady Michelle Obama, who gave a speech urging employers to follow the lead of innovators like Bright Horizons. "We need to discuss quality on-site care, something that keeps us up at night," she said.
Headquarters: 200 Talcott Ave. South
Watertown, MA 2472
2008 revenue ($ millions): 814

Is Bright Horizons a great employer, or what?
Bright Horizons stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 14,497
Employees outside U.S. 2,187
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 28
% job growth (1 year) 0%
% voluntary turnover 14%
Applicants 31,744
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 400
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Director
$57,781
Most common job (hourly):
Teacher
$26,917
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 38%
% women 95%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 80
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 83
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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