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No. 38, Large
Grant Thornton
Chicago, Ill. [North Central]
Grant Thornton
Why you want to work there

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.

Employee Statistics
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