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92. Gilbane
Gilbane

Rank: 92 (Previous rank: 91)
What makes it so great?
Fourth-generation Gilbanes run this construction company, and they give every new hire a laptop computer on his first day of work. They also bring all new hires to Providence headquarters for an orientation that includes a half-day class on the companyís traditions and values taught by president Bill Gilbane Jr.
Headquarters: 7 Jackson Walkway
Providence, RI 2903
2008 revenue ($ millions): 3,212

Is Gilbane a great employer, or what?
Gilbane stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 1,934
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -233
% job growth (1 year) -11%
% voluntary turnover 5%
Applicants 165
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 17
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Project Manager
$109,649
Most common job (hourly):
Support Assistant
$34,172
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 Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 15%
% women 25%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 48
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 30
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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