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53. Stew Leonard's
Stew Leonard's
Rank: 53 (Previous rank: 26)
What makes it so great?
Amidst the financial crisis, founder Stew Leonard Sr., CEO Stew Leonard Jr., and COO Chris Williams staged a two-hour "road show" at the company's four supermarkets to assure employees that their jobs were secure and benefits would not be cut.
Headquarters: 100 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT 6851
2007 revenue ($ millions): 350
Employees  
U.S. employees 2,219
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -24
% job growth (1 year) -2%
% voluntary turnover 15%
Applicants 10,139
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009)
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
$70,470
Most common job (hourly):
Host/Hostess
$30,401
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage Yes
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 51%
% women 43%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 50
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 50
From the February 2, 2009 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 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* 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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