Rather than enforce a strict office schedule without regard to employees' personal needs, this Chicago-based accounting firm strives to help its staffers maintain work/life balance by giving them the option of choosing alternative working arrangements such as telecommuting and working flexible hours. Grant Thornton offers healthcare coverage reimbursements and has a tool called Planwise that helps employees select the best health insurance plans for their personal and financial needs; employees who use the tool receive a monthly wellness credit that is used to offset the cost of health insurance premiums.
|Total U.S.-based employees||6,436|
|Total U.S.-based IT employees||186|
|IT employee turnover in 2013||9%|
|IT employee promotions in 2013||3%|
|Training days offered per IT employee in 2013||8|
|Training budget per IT employee in 2013||$1,957|