100 Best Companies to Work For
Nike
Rank: 100 (2005 rank: N.A.)
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Headquarters: Beaverton, OR
Industry: Apparel
Large Companies Rank: 38
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 13,739
U.S. Sites: 138
Website: http://www.nike.com
What makes it so great?
Responding to criticism from activists, this sports giant now has 90 full-time employees monitoring overseas factory conditions. Perks in the U.S. include a 50% discount on Nike gear and a campus with a pool, climbing walls, and trails.
U.S. employees 12,502
Employees outside U.S. 11,029
% minorities 40
% women 49
New jobs (1 year) 452
% job growth (1 year) 5
Professional training (hrs./yr.) N.A.
% voluntary turnover 7
Applicants 299,925
Most common job (salaried) Professional/Specialist General $52,086
Most common job (hourly) Material Handler Assistant $34,648
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.