100 Best Companies to Work For
Vision Service Plan
Rank: 7 (2005 rank: 10)
  
Headquarters: Rancho Cordova, CA
Industry: Health Care
Small Companies Rank: 2
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 2,065
U.S. Sites: 26
Website: http://www.vsp.com
What makes it so great?
Ever wonder if your boss could handle your job? At this not-for-profit eye-care-insurance firm, managers get into the trenches and work rank-and-file jobs on annual In Touch Day. Plus monthly cake day celebrates employee birthdays.
U.S. employees 1,915
Employees outside U.S. 0
% minorities 30
% women 68
New jobs (1 year) -44
% job growth (1 year) -2
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 40
% voluntary turnover 10
Applicants 8,653
Most common job (salaried) Application Developer $91,699
Most common job (hourly) Customer Service Representative II $33,993
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.