83. EOG Resources (EOG)
What makes it so great?
Oil and gas driller discarded by Enron in 1999 as an old economy business has flourished. Employees get stock options (share price has more than tripled in the past five years), plus bonuses each year.

Headquarters: Houston
Top 3 (of 34) U.S. locations: Houston , Corpus Christi, Fort Worth
2005 revenue ($ millions): 3,620
U.S. employees 1,181
Employees outside U.S. 251
New jobs (1 year) 168
% job growth (1 year) 17
% voluntary turnover 5
Applicants 3,328
Most common job (salaried):
Engineer
$145,750
Most common job (hourly):
Lease Operator
$62,645
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) N.A.
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 17%
% women 37%
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.