100 Best Companies to Work For
Amgen
Rank: 39 (2005 rank: 33)
Get quote: AMGN
  
Headquarters: Thousand Oaks, CA
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Large Companies Rank: 10
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 10,550
U.S. Sites: 13
Website: http://www.amgen.com
What makes it so great?
The biotech leader keeps employees onboard with generous benefits: a 90% company contribution toward health-insurance premiums, an automatic 5% 401(k) company contribution with a 5% match, plus 16 paid holidays.
U.S. employees 11,374
Employees outside U.S. 3,461
% minorities 28
% women 49
New jobs (1 year) 649
% job growth (1 year) 6
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 80
% voluntary turnover 8
Applicants 63,114
Most common job (salaried) N.A. N.A.
Most common job (hourly) N.A. N.A.
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.