Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
US employees: 14,660
Last year's worldwide job growth: 7 percent
Most common job/Avg. salary for job: Director/$54,940
Bright Horizons, a childcare company based in Watertown that operates 639 centers, ranks 89th on Fortune's list largely because it offers full benefits to the child-care givers it employs, which is typically scarce in the childcare industry. Bright Horizons has made news recently as Boston-based Bain Capital Partners has sought to purchase the company in a $1.3 billion deal.