Average total pay: $129,099
Software Engineer 4*Best Companies rank: 83
Headquarters: San Jose, CA
The online auctioneer had a tough year, laying off more than 450 employees -- about 5% of its U.S. workforce. Departing employees received generous severance pay and outplacement
help, and eBay still offers a strong benefit package.
Need a break? Employees can take a four-week sabbatical at full pay every five years. Worried about vet bills? Discounts on pet insurance are available. Retirement? eBay recently
increased its 401(k) match. Hate to drive? eBay runs shuttle buses to ferry employees back and forth to work, or pays $100 a month to employees using public transit.NEXT: Robert W. Baird