100 Best Companies to Work For
Alcon Laboratories
Rank: 32 (2005 rank: 42)
  
Headquarters: Fort Worth, TX
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Midsized Companies Rank: 13
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 3,914
U.S. Sites: 9
Website: http://www.alconlabs.com
What makes it so great?
The optical-products maker has eye-popping amenities: 100% tuition reimbursement (used by 345 employees last year), a low-cost fitness center open 24 hours, and six annual excellence awards ($8,000 each).
U.S. employees 6,227
Employees outside U.S. 5,954
% minorities 26
% women 47
New jobs (1 year) 87
% job growth (1 year) 1
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 45
% voluntary turnover 2
Applicants 70,355
Most common job (salaried) Sales Rep $105,083
Most common job (hourly) Operator $33,660
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.