Top companies: By size
Rank Company Best Cos. rank U.S. employees
1 SAS Institute 3 6,046
2 NetApp 6 6,887
3 Quicken Loans 10 3,808
4 Zappos.com 11 3,003
5 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 16 6,996
6 JM Family Enterprises 17 3,685
7 Intuit 19 7,102
8 Robert W. Baird 21 2,509
9 The Container Store 22 3,495
10 Burns & McDonnell 26 3,165
11 Salesforce.com 27 3,802
12 Devon Energy 28 3,286
13 Scottrade 31 3,139
14 W. L. Gore & Associates 38 5,852
15 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 39 3,580
16 Adobe 41 5,296
17 Novo Nordisk 43 3,961
18 National Instruments 45 2,708
19 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 49 6,616
20 Autodesk 52 2,798
21 Build-A-Bear Workshop 62 3,564
22 Atlantic Health 65 7,255
23 Rackspace Hosting 74 3,027
24 Aflac 77 4,242
25 Mattel 79 5,178
26 Hasbro 82 3,129
27 GoDaddy.com 93 3,274
28 Navy Federal Credit Union 95 7,745
29 Meridian Health 96 9,333
From the Feb. 6, 2012 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2010 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
We define large companies here as having more than 10,000 employees. Midsized companies have 2,500 to 10,000 and small companies have less than 2,500.
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