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Qualcomm
Qualcomm
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Rank: 11
Previous rank: 23
2011 revenue ($ millions): $14,957

What makes it so great?
Employees at the wireless-technology company are encouraged to share ideas at an annual in-house tech conference. In 2012 engineers submitted nearly 200 papers, the winners of which were asked to present at the forum and participate in speaking events.

Headquarters:
San Diego, CA
Website: www.qualcomm.com

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Employees
U.S. employees
15,693
Employees outside U.S.
8,675
Jobs
New jobs (1 year)
2,330
% job growth (1 year)
18%
% voluntary turnover
2%
Applicants
75,876
Job openings (as of 1/2/13)
1,000
Pay
Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Engineer, Staff
$145,416
Most common job (hourly):
IT Engineer, Senior
$98,446
Fully paid sabbaticals
No
Onsite child care
No
Health
100% health-care coverage
Yes
Onsite fitness center
Yes
Subsidized gym membership
Yes
Work-life
Job sharing program
Yes
Compressed workweek
Yes
Telecommuting
Yes
Diversity
% minorities
59%
% women
21%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.):
30
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.):
24
From the Feb. 4, 2013 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 2011 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2012 and 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.

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