Four Georgia companies made Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work for" list.
Google topped the list again. The company's stock topped $1,000 in 2013. It's good news for Google employees, all of them are stockholders. Fortune also pointed to the company's push for philanthropy. Google donates $50 for every five hours an employee volunteers. Last year, they started a new program sending employees to Ghana and Indian to work on community projects.
The Georgia companies on the list include four businesses:
#39: Wellstar Health System has 11,347 employees and is headquartered in Marietta. It's Wellstar's first appearance on the top 100 list. Fortune says it deserves the spot because "onsite conveniences include vehicle maintenance, free income tax preparation, and a retail pharmacy that delivers for free."
#40: Alston & Bird is a repeat on the top 100 list. Last year, they were number 23. Fortune says the law firm's social committee plans monthly events, a Friday Bar, and get-togethers where employees win prizes. The firm has an annual income of $686 million.
#43: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta moved up three spots from number 36 in 2012. There are probably a lot of things that make CHOA a special place to work, but Fortune focuses on this: "registered nurses average $77,000 a year, while salaries nurse managers take home an average of $111,000 in pay and bonuses."
#58: Aflac employs 4,758 people with a headquarters in Columbus. Among the perks: Aflac offers grants towards closing costs for employees who are first-time home buyers. Job growth at Aflac is up 5.2%.
What do you think makes a company great for employees? Does your place of employment do anything above and beyond the usual?
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