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    2. Boston Consulting Group

    Boston Consulting Group
    Rank: 2 (Previous rank: 8)
    What makes it so great?
    The consulting giant not only avoided layoffs in the downturn, but hired its largest class of recruits ever in 2010.

    Theyíre drawn by the firmís generous pay and a commitment to social work: Its Social Impact Practice Network (SIPN) offers a chance to work with the U.N. World Food Program and Save the Children, while BCG pulled its consultants off client projects to provide on-the-ground support in Haiti following the earthquake.

    The company jumps up from no. 8 last year.

    Headquarters:
    One Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02108
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 2,750
    Website: www.bcg.com
     
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    Employees  
    U.S. employees 1,713
    Employees outside U.S. 5,076
    Jobs  
    New jobs (1 year) 29
    % job growth (1 year) 2%
    % voluntary turnover N.A.
    Applicants 28,893
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 2,000
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Consultant
    $154,051
    Most common job (hourly):
    Executive Assistant
    $66,869
    Benefits  
    Paid sabbaticals Yes
    Onsite child care No
    Health  
    100% health-care coverage Yes
    Onsite fitness center No
    Subsidized gym membership No
    Work-life  
    Job sharing program Yes
    Compressed workweek Yes
    Telecommuting Yes
    Diversity  
    % minorities 27%
    % women 45%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Yes
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Yes
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 98
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
    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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