36. Goldman Sachs (GS)
What makes it so great?
In addition to great salaries, last year the Wall Street firm made discretionary contributions up to $6,000 to eligible 401(k) accounts. CEO alums include Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and N.J. governor Jon Corzine.

Headquarters: New York
Top 3 (of 27) U.S. locations: New York , Jersey City, Chicago
2005 revenue ($ millions): 24,800
Website: www.gs.com
U.S. employees 12,542
Employees outside U.S. 8,924
New jobs (1 year) 655
% job growth (1 year) 6
% voluntary turnover 10
Applicants 70,220
Most common job (salaried):
Other Exempt (Analyst, Program Analyst and Associate)
$129,000
Most common job (hourly):
N.A.
N.A.
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 33
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 31%
% women 38%
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.