100 Best Companies to Work For
Intel
Rank: 97 (2005 rank: N.A.)
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Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA
Industry: Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components
Large Companies Rank: 35
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 34,200
U.S. Sites: 31
Website: http://www.intel.com
What makes it so great?
Intel is known for its tough, confrontational culture in which employees are encouraged to speak up. CEO Paul Otellini has his own blog. "How cool is that?" says one employee. Workers get an eight-week paid sabbatical every seven years.
U.S. employees 48,655
Employees outside U.S. 35,974
% minorities 33
% women 24
New jobs (1 year) 488
% job growth (1 year) 1
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 38
% voluntary turnover 4
Applicants 222,611
Most common job (salaried) Component Design Engineer $101,816
Most common job (hourly) Manufacturing Technician $55,690
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.