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    97. Darden Restaurants

    Darden Restaurants
    Rank: 97 (Previous rank: N.A.)
    What makes it so great?
    The operator of casual dining restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster) offers a benefit rare for its field: health insurance for part-timers.
    1000 Darden Center Drive
    Orlando, FL 32837
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 7,217
    Website: www.darden.com
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    Is Darden Restaurants a great employer, or what?
    U.S. employees 167,537
    Employees outside U.S. 3,442
    New jobs (1 year) 7,478
    % job growth (1 year) 21%
    % voluntary turnover 4%
    Applicants N.A.
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 3,600
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Restaurant Manager
    Most common job (hourly):
    Paid sabbaticals No
    Onsite child care No
    100% health-care coverage No
    Onsite fitness center Yes
    Subsidized gym membership Yes
    Job sharing program No
    Compressed workweek Yes
    Telecommuting Yes
    % minorities 42%
    % women 52%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 60
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 60
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 issue
    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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