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Our people are one of our most valuable assets and we do our best to help them take care of themselves. It’s a simple philosophy: healthy, happy, committed employees contribute to happy customers.
Sprint employees can participate in a wide array of competitive pay and benefit programs and enjoy a variety of exclusive discounts including phone programs offering voice and data services and an array of the latest devices. In addition, employees have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge through comprehensive training and development opportunities. Sprint also offers a safe and invigorating professional environment; excellent recognition programs, and resources that help employees balance the demands of life at work and home.
Benefits are available to all Sprint employees working 20 or more hours a week as well as to their spouses, domestic partners and children.
Sprint offers a competitive pay structure and rewards employees based on their contributions, abilities and results. Our job categories are broad with expansive pay ranges that emphasize development, skill enhancement and aggressive challenges. This strategy reduces organizational layers between our leaders and our frontline, customer-facing employees, which speeds decision-making and supports employee empowerment.
Sprint benchmarks to median market values and aligns pay structures based on job function as well as individual skills, knowledge and ability. All employees are tied to the success of the company through enterprise-wide performance metrics and/or sales and other front line employee incentive compensation programs. In addition, Sprint executives are tied to a long-term incentive plan that provides increased earning potential with improved business results over a multi-year period. The mix of at-risk compensation increases as an executive moves from director into senior officer ranks. Sprint pays employees on a bi-weekly basis.
Sprint offers a competitive selection of award-winning benefits that encourage healthy, responsible behavior for our employees and their dependents both on and off the job. Our Total Rewards program includes wireless phone service, health care coverage, retirement savings and financial education support, professional and career development, and many other options to address the needs of our employees, their dependents, and even their pets.
Sprint's benefits include:
Benefits are available for all full-time employees (97 percent of Sprint's workforce) and most part-time employees. Benefits are also available for employees' eligible dependents, including spouses, children, and same- and opposite-sex domestic partners and their children. Sprint's part-time employees (just 3 percent of the workforce currently) who are regularly scheduled to work between 20 and 39 hours per week, have access to all of the benefits that our full-time employees have with the exception of 3 programs: adoption assistance, relocation assistance and business travel accident insurance. Generally speaking, these employees don't need relocation and do not travel on business.
Sprint has a small percentage of employees regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours of work per week. These employees currently represent just 0.15 percent of our workforce, and they have access to a smaller set of benefits including our voluntary benefits program, financial planning, 401(k), employee assistance program, rewards and recognition program, and our employee discount portal.
Additional information about our overall commitment to employee health and safety can be found here.
Sprint's current suite of competitive benefits is no accident. As employee and business needs have changed over the years, our benefits have kept pace; resulting in a portfolio of forward-thinking and employee-focused offerings.
In the mid-1980s, when personal fitness became popular, we saw the need to provide employees with a safe, convenient place to exercise and reduce stress. In 1985, we opened our first on-site fitness center in Reston, Va. Since that time, we've opened additional fitness centers in other employee locations, as well as two on-site health centers capable of providing medical examinations, consultation, treatment and physical therapy. For more information on our employee-wellness efforts, click here.
In 2005, Sprint became an early adopter of domestic-partner benefits. Sprint also began offering non-smoking employees a discount on medical premiums. That same year, we began using a pay-based scale for setting benefit premiums, ensuring that as health care costs rose, lower paid employees would bear less of the burden.
Sprint's progressive benefits and related employee-focused programs have been recognized by many external sources including Conceive Magazine, CivilianJobs.com, G.I. Jobs Magazine, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Business Group on Health.