12405 Powerscourt Drive
St. Louis, MO 63131
CEO: Neil Smit
Stock Symbol: CHTR
Charter Communications is one of the nation's
top cable companies offering analog and digital cable TV service,
high-speed Internet broadband access and telephone service.
As of September 30, 2005 Charter served
5,906,300 analog cable customers, 2,749,400 digital customers,
2,120,000 high-speed Internet and 89,900 telephone customers.
The company operates in markets across the country including
parts of California, Nevada, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri.
The company was founded in 1993. Paul Allen,
co-founder of Microsoft, is the largest shareholder in the company.
In 2004, Charter reported revenues of $4.9
billion and net loss of $4.3 billion.
As a Charter employee, you automatically
receive or can request these basic benefits.
Employees who live in a Charter service area receive cable tv
services free of charge.
Charter employees receive 6 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
Employees accrue vacation hours on the basis of 24 pay periods
per year, two times each month. Employees who are eligible for
two weeks vacation per year may accrue up to 120 hours a year
in the first five years of service, and up to 160 hours after
5 years employed with Charter.
Employees accumulate 4 hours of sick leave per month. Sick leave
may be used for yourself or for care of a sick family member.
Under extenuating circumstances, employees may take up to 60
days of personal leave, or after one year's service under the
Family Medial Leave Act (FMLA) up to 12 weeks, to care for yourself,
new family members or family members who are sick and need assistance.
Charter continues to pay employees regular wages for up to two
weeks of jury duty each year.
Many employees can receive benefits to further their education.
Information is available to all employees from local HR representatives.
Day to Day Needs
Most of us have day-to-day needs
and expenses for medical, dental and vision care. Charter provides
a full array of benefits so you can pick the ones that make sense
for you and that best meets your needs and the needs of
your family. Taking advantage of these benefits also can help
you pay for the cost of health care not covered by a Charter
plan and dependent day care.
Charter provides medical coverage that can pay a significant
percentage of your and your enrolled family member's medical
expenses. The plan available to you depends upon the Charter
location in which you work. More specific information about the
plan offered in your location is available from your HR representative.
Charter employees can elect to enroll for dental coverage. The
exact dental plan available varies based on location.
Vision benefits are included when you enroll in a Charter medical
plan. The benefit, provided through Vision Service Plan (VSP)
offers a low co-payment on eye exams and allowances for contacts
and eyeglass frames and lenses.
Also called Flexible Spending Accounts, Charter employees may
elect to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for eligible healthcare
and dependent care expenses that aren't paid by other insurance.
Employee Assistance Program
Charter provides our employees a confidential resource for help
and referrals with emotional, medical and financial problems
concerning themselves or their families.
Charter offers several basic and
enhanced life insurance options so you can choose what fits your
personal and family needs. The company also pays the cost of
Workers' Compensation and Short- and Long Term Disability coverages
to help replace your income if you're disabled because of sickness
- Short Term Disability
- Long Term Disability
- Employee Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Supplemental Employee Life Insurance
- Dependent Life Insurance
- Workers' Compensation
Charter offers a 401(k) Plan that
will help meet the challenge of preparing for the future. The
company also shares the cost of annual FICA contributions that
count toward your Social Security benefits and provide basic
Updated February 17, 2006