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    13. Alston & Bird

    Alston & Bird
    Rank: 13 (Previous rank: 30)
    What makes it so great?
    For a decade the law firm has had its own child-care campus a block away from its offices. The facility was expanded this year and now provides day care to 110 children, with subsidized rates for parents in lower-salaried ranks.
    Headquarters:
    One Atlantic Center
    1201 West Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 551
    Website: www.alston.com
     
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    Employees  
    U.S. employees 1,611
    Employees outside U.S. 0
    Jobs  
    New jobs (1 year) -222
    % job growth (1 year) -12%
    % voluntary turnover 12%
    Applicants 12,247
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) N.A.
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Associate
    $182,681
    Most common job (hourly):
    Legal Secretary
    $69,787
    Benefits  
    Paid sabbaticals Yes
    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 28%
    % women 54%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Yes
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Yes
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 60
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 50
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
    * 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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