100 Best Companies to Work For
Pella
Rank: 44 (2005 rank: 39)
  
Headquarters: Pella, IA
Industry: Specialty Retailers
Midsized Companies Rank: 18
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 1,300
U.S. Sites: 40
Website: http://www.pella.com
What makes it so great?
Elders aren't taken for granted at this maker of windows and doors. For employees with 25 years' service, the company places a brick bearing their name and hometown in Pella Plaza at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
U.S. employees 8,758
Employees outside U.S. 51
% minorities 7
% women 35
New jobs (1 year) 579
% job growth (1 year) 7
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 48
% voluntary turnover 13
Applicants 39,092
Most common job (salaried) Department Manager & Engineer $52,569
Most common job (hourly) Assembler $36,940
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.