100 Best Companies to Work For
Microsoft
Rank: 42 (2005 rank: 57)
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Headquarters: Redmond, WA
Industry: Computer Software
Large Companies Rank: 11
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 39,790
U.S. Sites: 69
Website: http://www.microsoft.com
What makes it so great?
The software king offers what may be the most generous health-insurance plan in America. The premium is zero, with no deductible. And it's the first U.S. corporation to pay for therapy for dependents who are autistic.
U.S. employees 39,011
Employees outside U.S. 22,460
% minorities 28
% women 25
New jobs (1 year) 1,509
% job growth (1 year) 4
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 45
% voluntary turnover N.A.
Applicants 166,184
Most common job (salaried) Software Design Engineer $107,300
Most common job (hourly) Administrative Assistant $47,000
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.