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Mattel
Mattel
Fortune 1000 rank: 413
Best Companies rank: 70
No. of U.S. employees: 5,000
Most common salaried job: Project Designer
Avg. pay in that job: $81,741

What makes it so great? The toy giant returns to our list after a hiatus of ten years, with CEO Bob Eckert getting kudos for quick and responsible actions in recalling defective toys from China.

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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:56 AM ET