19. Alston & Bird
What makes it so great?
At this 113-year-old Atlanta law firm, hourly employees get annual bonuses up to 9% of salary, an onsite center cares for 130 children, and a few years back the executive dining room was opened to the whole staff.

Headquarters: Atlanta
Top 3 (of 5) U.S. locations: Atlanta , Charlotte , New York
2005 revenue ($ millions): 395
Website: www.alston.com
U.S. employees 1,598
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 90
% job growth (1 year) 6
% voluntary turnover 10
Applicants 14,631
Most common job (salaried):
Associate Attorney
$166,300
Most common job (hourly):
Legal Secretary
$62,100
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 50
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 22%
% women 57%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.