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The Cheesecake Factory

Leadership’s support for its people is “second to none” at the restaurant chain, where staff praise “warmhearted” management for “their amazing flexibility” and “keeping everyone positively motivated.” The company stresses employee development, and all external management hires start at a junior level to better learn the culture.

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Rank last year

98

Years on list

4

HQ location

Calabasas Hills, Calif.

Total employees

36,957

Job openings (as of February 2017)

2,300

Industry

Hospitality

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$2.1 billion

Year founded

1978

Type of organization

Public

Number of work sites

204

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Perks
offers
Telecommuting
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
PTO for volunteering
Diversity
% Women44%
% Minorities61%
% African-American/Black17%
% Asian3%
% Caucasian/White38%
% Hispanic/Latino35%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
% Two or more races5%
% Unknown ethnicity1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO16
Total PTO after 5 years32
# Sick days5
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers16
# Sick days for part-timers5
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Restaurant Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$62,968
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$5,770
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$68,738
Most common job (for hourly employee)Server
Avg. base pay (hourly)$10,297
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$36,153
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$46,450
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %4%
# of job applicants642,501
Avg. # of applicants per opening23
FT voluntary turnover35%
Jobs filled internally-
% Jobs filled by referral-
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$2,200
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)320
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)153

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