96. IKEA North America
What makes it so great?
Swedish furniture retailer opens three to five new stores in the U.S. every year and adds 1,500 to 2,500 employees. Part-timers who work 20 hours a week are offered low-premium health and dental insurance coverage.

Headquarters: Conshohocken, Pa.
Top 3 (of 35) U.S. locations: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Baltimore
2005 revenue ($ millions): 18,300
Website: www.ikea-usa.com
U.S. employees 11,157
Employees outside U.S. N.A.
New jobs (1 year) 1,283
% job growth (1 year) 21
% voluntary turnover 25
Applicants 34,500
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Manager
$58,487
Most common job (hourly):
Sales Coworker
$15,415
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 40
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 49%
% women 50%
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.