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Chesapeake Energy
Chesapeake Energy
Fortune 1000 rank: 324
Best Companies rank: 61
No. of U.S. employees: 5,752
Most common salaried job: Toolpusher
Avg. pay in that job: $108,031

What makes it so great? Co-founder Aubrey McClendon meets every new employee. He okayed an employee-proposed child-care center, but doubled its size and cut the fee in half.

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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:56 AM ET