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    18. Stew Leonard's

    Stew Leonard's
    Rank: 18 (Previous rank: 64)
    What makes it so great?
    This supermarket chain may have 13 third-generation family members working there, but they get no special treatment. After college they have to work elsewhere for three years, and their first job in the company must be at a cash register.
    Headquarters:
    100 Westport Avenue
    Norwalk, CT 06851
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 379
    Website: www.stewleonards.com
     
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    Employees  
    U.S. employees 1,991
    Employees outside U.S. 0
    Jobs  
    New jobs (1 year) -84
    % job growth (1 year) -7%
    % voluntary turnover 4%
    Applicants 11,089
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) N.A.
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Store Manager
    $74,438
    Most common job (hourly):
    Host/Hostess
    $29,261
    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 44%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Yes
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    No
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 50
    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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