Best big companies to work for

See the 37 companies that made both the Fortune 1000 and Best Companies to Work For lists this year.

Standard Pacific
Standard Pacific
Fortune 1000 rank: 533
Best Companies rank: 85
No. of U.S. employees: 2,856
Most common salaried job (Avg. Pay):
Construction Manager ($69,400)

What makes it so great? The culture at the nation's 11th-largest homebuilder boils down to, as one employee puts it, "Be nice." One example: New moms get two months' paid leave, which is unusual for the construction industry.

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