28. Kimley-Horn & Assoc.
What makes it so great?
At this engineering consultancy employees typically work 7:30 to 5:30, Mondays through Thursdays, and leave at 11:30 am on Fridays. And any employee can award $50 on-the-spot bonuses to a colleague.

Headquarters: Cary, N.C.
Top 3 (of 56) U.S. locations: Raleigh , Phoenix , West Palm Beach
2005 revenue ($ millions): 346
U.S. employees 2,173
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 391
% job growth (1 year) 23
% voluntary turnover 6
Applicants 17,699
Most common job (salaried):
Project Manager
$115,938
Most common job (hourly):
Clerical
$43,868
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 44
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 16%
% women 34%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
No
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.